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Butte fugitive charged in baby's death arrested in Maine

Charged for the death of her baby girl
Posted at 12:31 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 12:23:20-05

A Butte woman was arrested in Maine over the weekend.

Audria Shannon Nickerson is facing a charge of felony negligent homicide for the Sept. 25 death of her five-month old daughter.

A $250,000 warrant was issued for Nickerson’s arrest in Butte Justice Court on Thursday morning.

She was taken into custody in Maine on Saturday and is being held without bail pending extradition back to Montana.

We do not yet know the circumstances of her arrest in Maine.

Toxicology tests found methamphetamine in Nickerson’s system at the time of her baby's death.

Nickerson had been questioned by police after she was found in her parked vehicle with her dead daughter on the morning of Sept. 25.