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Foster mother arrested in child death investigation

Leshia Green has been charged with two counts of cruelty to a child in the first degree./ Photo: Lee County Sheriff's Office 

Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals confirms Friday that the foster mother of the four-year-old child who was injured and later died Wednesday has been arrested.

Rachals says Leshia Green was arrested just before 4 p.m. Friday.

Green has been charged with two counts of cruelty to a child in the first degree.

Rachals adds that other charges and the child's autopsy report are still pending.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to help assist the Lee County Sheriff's Office after the death of a child Wednesday morning.

Officials with the Sheriff's Office say that EMS responded to a call of an injured child on Mayfield Drive shortly after 4 a.m.

The child was later pronounced deceased after being taken to Phoebe Putney.

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