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Odessa mother, grandmother indicted for abandoning a child

Rendi and Ember Lajaunie (Source: Odessa Police Department) Rendi and Ember Lajaunie (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

An Odessa mother and grandmother arrested back in august were indicted earlier this month.

Rendi and Ember Lajaunie were both indicted for six counts of abandoning or endangering a child.

A neighbor found a one-month old infant at their house that wasn't breathing.

She was taken to a local hospital before being taken to Lubbock where she died.

Police later learned that the infant as well as four other children were being watched by a 10 year old.

Police were able to look at ember's cell phone which showed texts between her and her mother indicating both knew the 10 year old was going to be left alone with the five other children.

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