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SALT LAKE CITY — A Duchesne County nurse was charged Wednesday with murdering her 2-year-old foster son who investigators say she didn't want to adopt.
Lisa Jo Vanderlinden, 41, of Neola, is charged in 8th District Court with aggravated murder, a first-degree felony.
Vanderlinden and her husband were foster parents to a boy, only identified as L.C., and to L.C.'s 1-year-old sister.
She believed the child was "difficult and challenging, and while she wanted to keep and adopt the sister, she did not want to adopt him," according to charging documents.
In the days leading up to the boy's death, Vanderlinden "was overwhelmed and getting more and more frustrated" with the boy, friends and acquaintances later told investigators.
On Aug. 4, L.C. "exhibited behavioral problems" during dinner. Vanderlinden said she became "mad and frustrated," the charges state.
At one point, other family members heard a "loud bang" coming from the bathroom where Vanderlinden was taking care of the boy, according to court documents.
"Thereafter, L.C. wasn't acting normal and wouldn't walk," the charges state.
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