Mother of slain toddler arrested, later released

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UPDATE: The mother of slain toddler Malakai Garrett was arrested Friday night, but later released on a court order.

Amber Garrett was arrested after a warrant for her arrest was issued for violating terms of her release. 

WANE 15 later learned that Garrett was released later that same night, according to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.

Garrett was charged with two counts of neglect in the November 2017 death of her son Malakai. An autopsy determined the toddler had extensive bruising, consistent with blows from a fist.

She had been freed on bond while awaiting her upcoming trial in June. 

Garrett’s boyfriend, Mitchell Vanryn, was acquitted of murdering the child, but was found guilty of aggravated battery and domestic battery. His sentencing is set for May 3.

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