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Mother charged with murdering five-year-old daughter was previously charged ... trends now
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An Indianapolis woman, her boyfriend, and her mother have all been arrested in connection with the 'horrific' death of the woman's five-year-old daughter. 

On Tuesday, police were called to a report of an unresponsive child at around 5:15pm.

Authorities say they found five-year-old Kinsleigh Welty looking malnourished and thin with sunken eyes and with feces on her feet and in her hair when she was found.

They took her to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The hospital she was taken to said she weighed more at two-and-a-half years old than at five.

The girl's mother, 29-year-old Toni McClure and her live-in boyfriend, 27-year-old Ryan Smith, were both arrested for child neglect resulting in death, with McClure given a murder charge. 

An Indianapolis woman with a history of abuse, her boyfriend and her mother have all been arrested in connection with the 'horrific' death of the woman's five-year-old daughter, Kinsleigh Welty (pictured)

An Indianapolis woman with a history of abuse, her boyfriend and her mother have all been arrested in connection with the 'horrific' death of the woman's five-year-old daughter, Kinsleigh Welty (pictured) 

On Friday, 53-year-old Tammy Halsey - Kinsleigh's grandmother - was taken into custody for neglect of a dependent. 

Her death is being investigating by local child abuse detectives and workers for the Indiana Department of Child Services.  

IMPD Chief Chris Bailey called the death 'horrific,' as court documents reveal that McClure has had past issues. 

In December 2018, McClure had gone to the hospital with a medical issue as police in Mooresville were called to a home that she lived in with several children.

A one-year-old and a baby of just three weeks were discovered with completely full diapers while the kids ran and crawled around a floor littered with garbage, dirt and cigarette butts. The toilet had fecal matter that had never been cleaned off. 

The infants were also playing with old potatoes near a 'filthy couch, dirty mattress and full ashtray,' according to Fox 59

Worse, they were well within reach of expired, moldy food and sharp objects. 

'It appeared the trash had never been taken out,' an officer reported. 'Nats were flying all over the kitchen and living room.'

The girl's mother, 29-year-old Toni McClure, has been arrested and charged with murder and neglect

The girl's mother, 29-year-old Toni McClure, has been arrested and charged with murder and neglect

McClure's live-in boyfriend, 27-year-old Ryan Smith, was also arrested and charged with neglect

McClure's live-in boyfriend, 27-year-old Ryan Smith, was also arrested and charged with neglect

Authorities say they found five-year-old Kinsleigh Welty looking malnourished and thin with sunken eyes and with feces on her feet and in her hair when she was found

Authorities say they found five-year-old Kinsleigh Welty looking malnourished and thin with sunken eyes and with feces on her feet and in her hair when she was found

When officers found them, they declared the home 'one of the worst

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