When the lights went out in Colorado: Why a toddler died at a children’s mental health hospital

A Denver woman is facing a charge of neglect of a minor after her 6-year-old son died at an out-of-state children’s health facility last month.

Marianne Wahlstrom was charged Tuesday with the second-degree murder of her son, whom she was caring for at the Aurora Children’s Hospital in Colorado Springs.

Wahlstrom’s attorney, Steve Anderson, said in a statement that he is confident that Wahlstrans actions were in keeping with her beliefs and will prove to be vindication.

The Aurora Sentinel newspaper reported that Waisters son was taken into the care of Wahlstreicers husband, Daniel Wahlstoms.

Daniel was charged with the neglect of his son on Jan. 17.

He was released from jail on bail after pleading guilty to the felony.

Anderson said Waisers son was admitted to Aurora Childrens Hospital in early March.

He told investigators that he saw a man with a rifle, then an ambulance, when he went to check on his son.

He said his son was wearing a surgical mask when the ambulance arrived.

Anderson told the Sentinel that Daniel told Waisrs wife that he was going to see his father, but the boy was not there.

Waisters husband said he found Daniel’s body on a bench, and that a nurse found him in the hallway covered in blood.

He has not been charged with murder.

Anderson, who is representing Daniel Waisors lawyer, said Wahl Strans behavior has been a concern for Wahl Streicers family.

Anderson said Wislstroms behavior was not consistent with her belief system, and there are no mental health records to prove that she was not exhibiting depression.

Anderson declined to comment on the charges against Waishers son.