Timeline of events leading up to Alton teen’s death, her mother’s arrest
Amber L. Hampshire, 39, of Alton, is accused of knowing her daughter Emily had diabetes and not filling her insulin prescription or taking her to doctor appointments. Emily died of a complication of diabetes in November, according to police.
Her trial was was originally set for February but was continued. It is now scheduled for 9 a.m. April 15 in courtroom 214 at the Madison County Criminal Justice Center, 509 Ramey St. in Edwardsville, according to court documents.
Authorities think Emily’s father Zachary didn’t know about her diagnosis because Amber Hampshire tried to hide it from family, from Emily’s school and from doctors at the hospital where Emily died.
Amber Hampshire was charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment.