A Post Falls woman faces murder charges after a boy she was baby-sitting died of a head injury today, police say. Amanda Skogen, 25, was booked into Kootenai County Jail today on a charge of first-degree murder. Under Idaho state law, she could face life in prison or possibly the death penalty if convicted. The boy, 3-year-old Cohen Johnson, was taken off life support and died at 1:21 p.m. at Sacred Heart Medical Center today as a result of the injuries he sustained Monday while in Skogen’s care, police said. On Monday, officers responded to the 500 block of North Elm Road in Post Falls for a report of a child who was breathing but unresponsive/Chelsea Bannach, SR. More here.
Question: Is first-degree murder an appropriate charge for this crime?