Mother of Slain Iowa Toddler Arrested

By Justin Foss, Reporter

SWISHER - The mother of a two-year-old girl who died from blunt force injuries in July 2008 has been arrested.

Nineteen-year-old Brianna Volesky was arrested Tuesday at a house in Swisher and charged with child endangerment causing death and neglect of her child Skylar Inman.

Family members described Inman as a bright little girl.

Officers arrested Volesky's then live-in boyfriend Lee Muldoon for first degree murder in September.

The couple lived in Coggon, and that's where authorities say Muldoon physically abused the daughter. However investigators haven't detailed the kinds of injuries.

These latest charges accuse the mother of neglect, and say she allowed Muldoon to abuse her daughter over a couple of months.

Investigators say the mother also gave different reasons for her daughter's injuries, and tried to conceal the abuse.

Volesky graduated from Cedar Rapids Prairie High School in 2008.

She is now being held on $500,000 bond.

Her former boyfriend, Muldoon, is currently awaiting trail for murder. His trial is scheduled for June 1.

No trial date has been set for Volesky.

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