Woman Charged with Murder of Child

On Friday, Mahanoy City Police arrested Pietrina C Hoffman, 52,  for the death of a 15 month old Navaeh Doyle on January 10th, 2016.  Mahanoy City Police report she was the caretaker of the child.

Autopsy showed the child died due to asphyxia by suffocation. 

Hoffman was charged with Criminal Homicide, Aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another, persons not to possess firearms, possession of drug paraphernalia, and prohibited weapons. 

Hoffman was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Anthony Kilker and committed to Schuylkill County Prison after being denied bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 25th, 2016.

More details in a full report Friday evening.
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