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It was another ‘heartbreaking’ day for Australia in the fight against coronavirus, with  with Victoria releasing details on its stage four lockdown measures amid warnings NSW is entering a ‘critical stage’.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced sweeping restrictions that will effect the retail, manufacturing and construction sectors.

The NSW government strongly urged residents to wear masks in high-risk settings as the state attempts to fight off a Victoria-style outbreak.

Here’s the latest on the crisis in Australia.  

Australia has experienced a concerning day during the pandemic as Victoria announces further lockdown restrictions and NSW enters a 'critical stage'

Australia has experienced a concerning day during the pandemic as Victoria announces further lockdown restrictions and NSW enters a 'critical stage'

Australia has experienced a concerning day during the pandemic as Victoria announces further lockdown restrictions and NSW enters a ‘critical stage’

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

* Another 13 Victorians have died, bringing the national death toll to 221. It was the state’s equal worst day for fatalities.

* Victoria announced 429 new cases on Monday. The other new cases in Australia are 13 in NSW and two in South Australia.

* Of the 13 deaths announced on Monday, eight were linked to outbreaks in aged care facilities. They include a man in his 60s, two men and a woman in their 70s, two men in their 80s and five women and two men in their 90s.

* Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews also announced a partial business shutdown across Melbourne.

* Supermarkets, groceries and post offices will stay open, but retail, some manufacturing and administration, must stop onsite operations as of midnight on Wednesday.

* A third group of businesses, including meatworks, will stay open but under much stricter conditions.

* It follows the introduction of tough new restrictions imposed across Melbourne from Sunday evening, which include allowing only one person per household to shop and only one to exercise for an hour a day. Both activities must be within a 5km radius.

* There will also be an 8pm-5am curfew in Melbourne over the next six weeks. Anyone caught in breach of the regulations will be handed a $1652 on-the-spot fine.

* Stage three restrictions also apply in regional Victoria, with people only allowed out to shop for food and essential items, and for exercise, work, study or caregiving.

* The NSW government, meanwhile, is strongly recommending people wear masks in high-risk situations as the state enters what Ms Berejiklian labelled a critical phase.

* South Australia has reimposed some coronavirus restrictions. From midnight on Tuesday, family gatherings will be limited to 10 people, down from 50, and pubs and restaurant patrons must be seated.

* Tasmania has reneged on its agreement to open its border to South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory at the end of the week. Instead Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein said his government would not open the state to anyone until at least August 31.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the retail sector along with some manufacturing and administration will shut down but supermarkets, groceries and post offices will stay open. Pictured are commuters wearing facemasks in Melbourne

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the retail sector along with some manufacturing and administration will shut down but supermarkets, groceries and post offices will stay open. Pictured are commuters wearing facemasks in Melbourne

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the retail sector along with some manufacturing and administration will shut down but supermarkets, groceries and post offices will stay open. Pictured are commuters wearing facemasks in Melbourne 

SPORT

* AFL crowds at Adelaide Oval will be cut back and North Melbourne’s round-12 game against Brisbane will no longer take place in Hobart after the premier announced Tasmania’s borders would remain shut.

* The capacity at the Melbourne Storm’s home ground on the Sunshine Coast will be reduced by 1000 after concerns were raised about social distancing. The parties were in contact with the Queensland government on Monday morning after vision of the stadium appeared to show the crowd packed on the hill for the Storm’s Sunday afternoon NRL win over Newcastle.

KEY DATES

* July 2 to September 13 – stage four lockdown for Melbourne including a nightly curfew and stage three lockdown for regional Victoria.

* August 3 – Face masks will be mandatory for all Victorians.

* August 5 – Business shutdowns across Melbourne will begin.

* August 31 – Tasmania’s borders will remain shut until at least the end of the month.

The street were empty in Melbourne's China town on Sunday night as the 8pm curfew kicked in

The street were empty in Melbourne's China town on Sunday night as the 8pm curfew kicked in

The street were empty in Melbourne’s China town on Sunday night as the 8pm curfew kicked in

AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS

* Australia’s total number of active cases is 7475.

* The national death toll as of Sunday is 221: NSW 52, Victoria 136, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6, SA 4, ACT 3. (Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states).

GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS

* Cases: at least 18,239,000

* Deaths: at least 692,000

* Recovered: at least 11,450,000.

Data current as of 1815 AEST August 3, taking in federal government and state/territory government updates, Worldometer and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.

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BLM protesters confront gun-toting storeowner in Louisville as they press him to voice his support

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A group of Black Lives Matter protesters were filmed in a tense confrontation with a Louisville storeowner after they pressed him to voice his support for the movement during a third night of Breonna Taylor demonstrations in the city.  

Footage of the incident, shared on Twitter by a reporter for conservative news site Daily Caller, shows a small crowd of BLM activists grilling business owner Fadi Faouri, as he stands outside his store holding a rifle. 

During the encounter, the group gangs up on Faouri for several minutes as they challenge his views on the BLM movement and the police shooting of Breonna Taylor after he refuses to say he supports the cause.  

The exchange kicks off after a man asks Faouri ‘do black lives matter?’ to which he replies: ‘If you’re a good person I will care about you, if you’re a bad person….’ before shrugging.

The man then asks if he thinks ‘Breonna Taylor matters’. Faouri hesitates for a few seconds before responding: ‘Does it matter? I don’t know.’

The conversations starts to get tense after a woman comes into frame questioning his response and more members of the crowd urge Faouri to explain what he means.  

‘Are you trying to intimidate me? I’m not playing that game,’ Faouri says, as he explains that he is trying to protect his business. 

An argument then ensues as the group starts to close in on the store owner and continue to demand he say whether or not he believes in their cause.  

Faouri turns his attention to the initial male protester, telling him he will not be forced to say anything he doesn’t believe in. ‘Nobody can intimidate me,’ he says. 

The two parties continue to argue for several seconds but Fauori refuses to engage in their debate and the protesters eventually disperse, with the exception of one woman claiming to be a documentary filmmaker. 

The woman approaches Faouri and criticizes him for his stance, or lackthereof, as she lectures him over the injustice surrounding Breonna Taylor’s death.  

‘That’s not my f**king business!’ Faouri replies.

‘It should be your business because all lives matter right?’ the woman says, as she starts to debate Faouri on racial disparities.’You can say that, but it’s the color black that is the issue,’ she adds.  

‘You have an issue with that, I don’t have an issue,’ Faouri says in response. ‘I don’t care, white or black bulls***t, I see you as a human being, that’s all that I care about.’   

The debate finally comes to an end after a fellow protester urges the woman to leave the area. 

Faouri had been reportedly defending his store on Friday night after a building he was leasing was ‘firebombed’ during another night of unrest in Louisville.  

LOS ANGELES: Footage was captured showing an LAPD deputy using his riot shield to slam a Black Lives Matter protester into the ground on Friday night

LOS ANGELES: Footage was captured showing an LAPD deputy using his riot shield to slam a Black Lives Matter protester into the ground on Friday night

LOS ANGELES: Footage was captured showing an LAPD deputy using his riot shield to slam a Black Lives Matter protester into the ground on Friday night

LOS ANGELES: Around 100 people were seen marching in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles on Friday evening

LOS ANGELES: Around 100 people were seen marching in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles on Friday evening

LOS ANGELES: Around 100 people were seen marching in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles on Friday evening

Protests continue to rock the city and other areas of across the country after a grand jury refused to charge Louisville police officers with Breonna Taylor’s murder.    

Violent clashes have broken out between police officers and demonstrators over the last week, as some activists have taken to the streets to target businesses and cause chaos. 

On Friday, footage emerged of a police officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office using his riot shield to slam a BLM protester who was already lying on the ground. The footage showed  the deputy forcefully using their riot shield to subdue a protester. 

The incident took place in West Hollywood area of the city which saw more than 100 protesters gathered on Friday evening as they marched along Santa Monica Boulevard.     

Meanwhile, across the other side of the country, hundreds of Black Lives Matter staged a ‘sit-in’ on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City

Hundreds of angry demonstrators marched through from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Bridge where they sat and refused to move for more than hour. 

And in Oakland, California, police said more than 250 protesters became ‘immediately violent’ and threw bottles and cans at officers in the downtown area.

NEW YORK: Hundreds of angry demonstrators marched through from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Bridge where they sat and refused to move for more than hour

NEW YORK: Hundreds of angry demonstrators marched through from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Bridge where they sat and refused to move for more than hour

NEW YORK: Hundreds of angry demonstrators marched through from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Bridge where they sat and refused to move for more than hour

NEW YORK: A woman holds a portrait of Breonna Taylor during the march for Breonna Taylor

NEW YORK: A woman holds a portrait of Breonna Taylor during the march for Breonna Taylor

NEW YORK: A woman holds a portrait of Breonna Taylor during the march for Breonna Taylor

NEW YORK: Hundreds of Black Lives Matter staged a 'sit-in' on the Brooklyn Bridge on Friday night

NEW YORK: Hundreds of Black Lives Matter staged a 'sit-in' on the Brooklyn Bridge on Friday night

NEW YORK: Hundreds of Black Lives Matter staged a ‘sit-in’ on the Brooklyn Bridge on Friday night 

NEW YORK: Protesters exit the Brooklyn Bridge during the march for Breonna Taylor in New York City

NEW YORK: Protesters exit the Brooklyn Bridge during the march for Breonna Taylor in New York City

NEW YORK: Protesters exit the Brooklyn Bridge during the march for Breonna Taylor in New York City

NEW YORK: People participate during the march for Breonna Taylor in New York City on the Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK: People participate during the march for Breonna Taylor in New York City on the Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK: People participate during the march for Breonna Taylor in New York City on the Brooklyn Bridge

Cops deployed smoke to counter the demonstrators, and a downtown Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station was closed. 

Friday’s rally was held in solidarity with protests taking place in Louisville, where large demonstrations are planned for the weekend. 

Several other demonstrations took place around the rest of the country including Boston and San Diego to protest a grand jury’s decision not to charge the Louisville, Kentucky, police officers in the death of Breonna Taylor

OAKLAND: Cops deployed smoke to counter the demonstrators, and a downtown Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station was closed

OAKLAND: Cops deployed smoke to counter the demonstrators, and a downtown Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station was closed

OAKLAND: Cops deployed smoke to counter the demonstrators, and a downtown Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station was closed

OAKLAND: Police said more than 250 protesters became 'immediately violent' and threw bottles and cans

OAKLAND: Police said more than 250 protesters became 'immediately violent' and threw bottles and cans

OAKLAND: Police said more than 250 protesters became ‘immediately violent’ and threw bottles and cans

NEW YORK: People are pictured protesting on the Brooklyn Bridge during the march for Breonna Taylor on Friday night

NEW YORK: People are pictured protesting on the Brooklyn Bridge during the march for Breonna Taylor on Friday night

NEW YORK: People are pictured protesting on the Brooklyn Bridge during the march for Breonna Taylor on Friday night

NEW YORK: A sign is seen on the Brooklyn Bridge during the march for Breonna Taylor along the Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK: A sign is seen on the Brooklyn Bridge during the march for Breonna Taylor along the Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK: A sign is seen on the Brooklyn Bridge during the march for Breonna Taylor along the Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK: Police wait at one end of the bridge as protesters attempt to leave the massive structure after the demonstration

NEW YORK: Police wait at one end of the bridge as protesters attempt to leave the massive structure after the demonstration

NEW YORK: Police wait at one end of the bridge as protesters attempt to leave the massive structure after the demonstration

NEW YORK: The march started off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and slowly moved towards the famous bridge

NEW YORK: The march started off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and slowly moved towards the famous bridge

NEW YORK: The march started off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and slowly moved towards the famous bridge

‘This is extremely traumatizing. I have been out here since June, almost every day on the streets, marching for my Black life to show people that I matter, that it could be me, it could be him, it could be him, it could be any Black face that you see in this crowd,’ protester Sophie Michel said to CBS2. 

‘I think we need to send a message that it’s unacceptable that no one was charged with Breonna Taylor’s death,’ said John Donahue to PIX11. 

Demonstrators have gathered across the country to express their anger after it was announced on Wednesday that the officers who shot the black woman in her Louisville, Kentucky apartment during a drug raid last March wouldn’t be charged with her death.

Taylor, an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white officers in Louisville who entered her home during a narcotics investigation in March.  

‘I’m angry because this nation is learning that our Black women are dying at the hands of police officers,’ said Bianca Austin, ‘and this is not okay.’ 

‘I was reassured Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system, in the police, in the law that are not made to protect us Black and brown people,’ Austin read. 

BOSTON: A woman leaves a flower at an altar to Breonna Taylor at a 'Stand Against Racist Police Murders' demonstration

BOSTON: A woman leaves a flower at an altar to Breonna Taylor at a 'Stand Against Racist Police Murders' demonstration

BOSTON: A woman leaves a flower at an altar to Breonna Taylor at a ‘Stand Against Racist Police Murders’ demonstration

BOSTON: Demonstrators march past Boston Police headquarters during a 'Stand Against Racist Police Murders' demo

BOSTON: Demonstrators march past Boston Police headquarters during a 'Stand Against Racist Police Murders' demo

BOSTON: Demonstrators march past Boston Police headquarters during a ‘Stand Against Racist Police Murders’ demo

BOSTON: A protester gestures towards Boston Police headquarters as demonstrators march past on Friday night

BOSTON: A protester gestures towards Boston Police headquarters as demonstrators march past on Friday night

BOSTON: A protester gestures towards Boston Police headquarters as demonstrators march past on Friday night

BOSTON: The group then moved onto City Hall Plaza for a sit-in. The gathering appeared to be among the larger groups the city of Boston has seen in some time

BOSTON: The group then moved onto City Hall Plaza for a sit-in. The gathering appeared to be among the larger groups the city of Boston has seen in some time

BOSTON: The group then moved onto City Hall Plaza for a sit-in. The gathering appeared to be among the larger groups the city of Boston has seen in some time

BOSTON: Protesters could be seen gathered downtown with even large protests planned for Saturday

BOSTON: Protesters could be seen gathered downtown with even large protests planned for Saturday

BOSTON: Protesters could be seen gathered downtown with even large protests planned for Saturday

In Kentucky on Friday, a crowd surrounded Breonna Taylor’s family. Her aunt, Bianca Austin, wore Taylor’s emergency medical technician jacket while reading a message from Taylor’s mother, who was too distraught to speak. 

In Boston, demonstrators gathered in Nubian Square to at part of the nationwide protests. 

The protest remained peaceful as they marched to the Boston Police Headquarters later in the night. The group then moved onto City Hall Plaza for a sit-in.  

The gathering appeared to be among the larger groups the city of Boston has seen in some time. 

Some carried signs with messages such as ‘Justice 4 Breonna,’ ‘Black Lives Matter,’ and ‘Let Black women dream.’ 

The demonstration was largely peaceful with no arrests had been reported as of 10:45pm.

‘I feel like that message being sent that cops can do whatever they want and not be held accountable so this is just an attempt to reenergize the city and reenergize anyone that sees this to get back out on the streets to fight and increase the antiracist movement because this is not ok,’ organizer Ernest Jacques Jr. said to WHDH.

LOUISVILLE: Protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor continued for the third day in a row Friday

LOUISVILLE: Protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor continued for the third day in a row Friday

LOUISVILLE: Protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor continued for the third day in a row Friday

LOUISVILLE: Protesters marched to First Unitarian Church and stayed there past the cities 9pm curfew. Pictured is protest organizer in front of the First Unitarian Church

LOUISVILLE: Protesters marched to First Unitarian Church and stayed there past the cities 9pm curfew. Pictured is protest organizer in front of the First Unitarian Church

LOUISVILLE: Protesters marched to First Unitarian Church and stayed there past the cities 9pm curfew. Pictured is protest organizer in front of the First Unitarian Church

LOUISVILLE: Protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor continued for the third day in a row Friday. Pictured are protesters marching down Market Street in the city

LOUISVILLE: Protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor continued for the third day in a row Friday. Pictured are protesters marching down Market Street in the city

LOUISVILLE: Protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor continued for the third day in a row Friday. Pictured are protesters marching down Market Street in the city

LOUISVILLE: Protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor continued for the third day in a row. Pictured is a woman holding a BLM flag in front of the First Unitarian Church

LOUISVILLE: Protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor continued for the third day in a row. Pictured is a woman holding a BLM flag in front of the First Unitarian Church

LOUISVILLE: Protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor continued for the third day in a row. Pictured is a woman holding a BLM flag in front of the First Unitarian Church

The mayor of Boston Marty Walsh urged calm and asked demonstrators to respect the city ahead of the protest.   

‘I’m asking people planning to demonstrate in Boston tonight and over the weekend to respect the city and respect each other,’ he said. ‘I’m asking you to keep it peaceful, I’m asking you to keep it powerful. People are deeply upset, but we cannot turn to violence to express our pain.’

‘We want to maintain law and order and at the same time protect everyone’s ability to peacefully assembler and make their voices heard. So in case, there is a need for us we’re a little bit closer than we were perhaps in May,’ Lt. Colonel Bryan Pillai said. 

‘Start charging police officers for murder. You in your house sleeping, you ain’t safe. Usually the rebuttal is don’t fight the police, cooperate. How the hell do you do that sleeping?’ community activist Monica Cannon-Grant said to NBC Boston.  

LOUISVILLE: A woman holds a BLM flag in front of the Breonna Taylor memorial at Jackson Square Park

LOUISVILLE: A woman holds a BLM flag in front of the Breonna Taylor memorial at Jackson Square Park

LOUISVILLE: A woman holds a BLM flag in front of the Breonna Taylor memorial at Jackson Square Park

LOUISVILLE: A woman wearing a protective mask holds a portrait of Breonna Taylor during the march

LOUISVILLE: A woman wearing a protective mask holds a portrait of Breonna Taylor during the march

LOUISVILLE: A woman wearing a protective mask holds a portrait of Breonna Taylor during the march 

ALBUQUERQUE: A car drove into a group of protesters near UNM Friday night. No one appeared to be hurt. Police have not said whether the driver was arrested. Protesters claim the driver was disparaging them before driving through the crowd

ALBUQUERQUE: A car drove into a group of protesters near UNM Friday night. No one appeared to be hurt. Police have not said whether the driver was arrested. Protesters claim the driver was disparaging them before driving through the crowd

ALBUQUERQUE: A car drove into a group of protesters near UNM Friday night. No one appeared to be hurt. Police have not said whether the driver was arrested. Protesters claim the driver was disparaging them before driving through the crowd

On the west coast, protesters returned to the streets of Hollywood on Friday evening just a day after at least one person was injured as two separate vehicles rammed through crowds demanding racial justice.

At 6pm on Friday evening, a group of about 75 demonstrators walked down Santa Monica Boulevard.

The group swelled to more than 100 people as the march made its way toward The Grove shopping mall.

In San Diego, demonstrators took to the streets of downtown to protest the grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor’s death.

A group of about 40 to 50 demonstrators were organizing in front of the superior court in downtown at around 7:30pm San Diego Police said.

The group then started marching on downtown streets chanting, ‘No Justice, No Peace,’ and chanting Breonna Taylor’s name.

In Albuquerqu, a car drove into a group of protesters near the University of New Mexico campus. 

Nobody appeared to be hurt and police have not said whether the driver was arrested.

Protesters claim the driver was disparaging them before driving through the crowd.

‘It’s sad that we have to come out here and fear for our safety by the citizens of our state. We’re supposed to be better than that. We’re supposed to be loving one another, and people are out here basically trying to kill people,’ an organizer of the protest said to KOB.

SAN DIEGO: Demonstrators took to the streets of downtown to protest the grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death

SAN DIEGO: Demonstrators took to the streets of downtown to protest the grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death

SAN DIEGO: Demonstrators took to the streets of downtown to protest the grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor’s death

SAN DIEGO: A group of about 40 to 50 demonstrators were organizing in front of the superior court in downtown at around 7:30pm San Diego Police said

SAN DIEGO: A group of about 40 to 50 demonstrators were organizing in front of the superior court in downtown at around 7:30pm San Diego Police said

SAN DIEGO: A group of about 40 to 50 demonstrators were organizing in front of the superior court in downtown at around 7:30pm San Diego Police said

SAN DIEGO: The group then started marching on downtown streets chanting, 'No Justice, No Peace,' and chanting Breonna Taylor's name

SAN DIEGO: The group then started marching on downtown streets chanting, 'No Justice, No Peace,' and chanting Breonna Taylor's name

SAN DIEGO: The group then started marching on downtown streets chanting, ‘No Justice, No Peace,’ and chanting Breonna Taylor’s name

In Louisville, the city’s police chief is urging armed militia to stay away from this weekend’s protest.

‘Many of them say they are coming to help us. Let me be clear, that is not help we need. That is not help we want,’ said Rob Schroeder, interim police chief of the LMPD. 

‘America at large will not stand by and allow a Black woman to be murdered and have no consequences,’ protester Kimberly Bernard said.

When asked if he would release the grand jury’s report and transcript, the Kentucky Attorney General said he would revisit the question after the FBI finishes its independent investigation.

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Tributes have been paid after a six-year-old girl died after a tree fell on her at school

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Tributes have been paid to a six-year-old pupil who died after being hit by a falling tree.

The pupil at Gosforth Park First School was tragically killed following the incident on Friday.

The youngster was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary by road with a Great North Air Ambulance doctor on board. 

Northumbria Police confirmed that the youngster died as a result of the accident on Saturday morning.

Police were called to Gosforth Park First School following the death of a youngster

Police were called to Gosforth Park First School following the death of a youngster

Police were called to Gosforth Park First School following the death of a youngster

The school has put extra help in place for staff and students following the fatality.

Headteacher Leanne Lamb said: ‘Our entire school community has been shocked  and devastated by the tragic news that one of our pupils passed away during the night, as a result of injuries suffered from a falling tree in the school grounds.

‘First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the child’s family and friends as they come to terms with this tragic loss.

A six-year-old pupil was killed by a falling tree at Gosforth Park first School

A six-year-old pupil was killed by a falling tree at Gosforth Park first School

A six-year-old pupil was killed by a falling tree at Gosforth Park first School

Staff and pupils at the Newcastle school have been offered support

Staff and pupils at the Newcastle school have been offered support

Staff and pupils at the Newcastle school have been offered support

‘As a school and community, we will take the time to mourn and are putting in place extra support for the staff and pupils who are devastated by this incident.

‘We would ask that people respect the privacy of the grieving family and the school as we work to understand exactly how this happened.’

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police confirmed that an investigation was under way saying: ‘Our officers are continuing to support her family and our thoughts are with them at this incredibly difficult time.

‘An investigation has been launched with police working in conjunction with the health and safety executive.’

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Minnesota mom charged with murdering disabled daughter by ‘silencing alarm on her medical device’ 

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A Minnesota mom has been charged with murdering her disabled 13-year-old daughter after allegedly depriving her of care and silencing the alarm on her medical device.

Elise Nelson, 35, of Paynesville was charged Wednesday over the death of her child Kylie Larson back in June. 

Kylie had several medical conditions from a loss of oxygen at birth including cerebral palsy, respiratory failure and developmental delay.  

She required around-the-clock care, including the use of a pulse oximeter device that monitored her oxygen level and pulse rate and sounded an alarm if they dropped below a certain level. 

Police said Nelson deliberately tampered with the medical device and allowed her child to die.

Minnesota mom Elise Nelson, 35, has been charged with murdering her disabled 13-year-old daughter after allegedly depriving her of care and silencing the alarm on her medical device

Minnesota mom Elise Nelson, 35, has been charged with murdering her disabled 13-year-old daughter after allegedly depriving her of care and silencing the alarm on her medical device

Minnesota mom Elise Nelson, 35, has been charged with murdering her disabled 13-year-old daughter after allegedly depriving her of care and silencing the alarm on her medical device

Nelson was the only person home with Kylie when she died on June 21.

The mom had been caring for her daughter alone for four days between June 18 to June 21, while her husband was on a fishing trip and her other daughter was staying with a family friend.

Authorities believe that, during the four-day period, Nelson tampered with Kylie’s pulse oximeter device, silencing its alarm before ultimately turning it off. 

The device can be tampered with to manually change the level at which the the alarm will sound. 

Nelson allegedly altered the medical equipment so the alarm would not sound when her daughter’s oxygen and pulse levels dropped below 90 percent.

Then, on the morning of June 21, she allegedly raised the level from 74 percent back to 90 percent before turning the alarm off altogether, according to data from the machine. 

When the family friend tried to drop off Nelson’s other daughter, they could not get hold of her, says the criminal complaint. 

Nelson was charged Wednesday over the death of Kylie Larson, 13, (pictured) back in June. Kylie had several medical conditions from a loss of oxygen at birth including cerebral palsy, respiratory failure and developmental delay

Nelson was charged Wednesday over the death of Kylie Larson, 13, (pictured) back in June. Kylie had several medical conditions from a loss of oxygen at birth including cerebral palsy, respiratory failure and developmental delay

Nelson was charged Wednesday over the death of Kylie Larson, 13, (pictured) back in June. Kylie had several medical conditions from a loss of oxygen at birth including cerebral palsy, respiratory failure and developmental delay

Nelson texted the friend hours later saying she had been giving Kylie CPR for an hour and was waiting for emergency services to arrive. 

But the mom didn’t call 911 for another 20 minutes after sending the text, accordinf to authorities. 

Police arrived at the home to find Kylie lying on the living room floor. 

Nelson allegedly told police her daughter had flatlined after her oxygen levels fell to 86 percent. 

The teen was rushed to hospital and was pronounced dead.

An autopsy revealed Kylie died as a result of both complications during birth and being deprived of care by Nelson.  

Kylie required around-the-clock care, including the use of a pulse oximeter device

Kylie required around-the-clock care, including the use of a pulse oximeter device

Police said Nelson deliberately tampered with the device and allowed her to die

Police said Nelson deliberately tampered with the device and allowed her to die

Kylie required around-the-clock care, including the use of a pulse oximeter device that monitored her oxygen level and pulse rate and sounded an alarm if they dropped below a certain level. Police said Nelson deliberately tampered with the device and allowed her to die

Her death was ruled a homicide and Nelson was charged with second-degree intentional murder and manslaughter in Stearns County District Court. 

She was booked into jail Wednesday where she is being held on $500,000 bail without conditions or $350,000 with conditions. 

She is scheduled to appear in court on October 8. 

Kylie’s devastated family paid tribute to the teen in an online obituary where they described her as a ‘gift from God’ and a ‘sweet soul’. 

‘Kylie enjoyed being outside and moving around, whether it be spinning around in her chair, going for walks with friends and family, or traveling to new places. She loved spending time with her family and going for boat rides,’ her family wrote. 

‘Her fellow schoolmates looked forward to pushing her around in the halls and laughing with her. You saw her sweet soul and smile in her eyes.’      

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