SEASIDE — The mother of the 2-year-old girl who died at their Seaside home Dec. 20 is facing charges of murder by abuse, manslaughter and criminal mistreatment.
Dorothy Wing, 24, was arrested on the charges by Seaside Police Thursday afternoon.
Wing’s live-in boyfriend Randy Lee Roden, 26, was arrested last week on a charge of aggravated murder in the death of 2-year-old Evangelina Wing. An indictment filed Dec. 31 accuses Roden of four counts of aggravated murder, two counts of murder by abuse, felony murder, first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, first degree sex abuse, thee counts of first-degree assault and three counts of criminal mistreatment. The sex abuse charges relate to Roden subjecting Evangelina Wing to sexual contact by touching.
An autopsy found Evangelina Wing was the victim of homicide and apparently died from blunt force trauma.
Both Dorothy Wing and Roden will be arraigned in Clatsop County Circuit Court at 1:15 p.m. today.
Roden, who made an initial court appearance on Christmas Eve, is being held in jail without the possibility of bail. The aggravated factor because the victim is under 14 years old could carry the possibly of the death penalty for Roden.
The murder by abuse charge against Wing is not a death penalty offense.
At about 5:20 a.m. Saturday, the Seaside Police Department received a 911 call that a child, later identified as Evangelina Wing, was not breathing. They responded to the Salmonberry Knoll Apartments, 1250 S. Wahanna Road. The child was found dead.
Wing’s two sons, ages 5 and 2, were found injured, hospitalized and placed in state protective custody. Wing is facing six counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment for leaving her three children unattended with Roden and for withholding necessary medical attention, according to the indictment.
Court records show Roden, a former Georgia resident who stopped school after 11th grade, was indicted on 52 counts of domestic violence and sex abuse charges in 2012 involving another woman. The charges included strangulation, menacing, attempt to commit murder, unlawful sexual penetration and coercion.
He pleaded no contest to the coercion charges and was sentenced to 18 months in prison and 60 months of probation. The other charges were dropped as part of the plea deal.
The District Attorney’s Office has not commented on why so many charges were dropped at the time.
Roden served his prison time from March 2013 to January 2014. He recently violated his probation by possessing a controlled substance and changing his residence without Department of Corrections permission, according to court documents.