$300,000 bail set for Forks woman accused of killing toddler

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FORKS, Wash. — A Clallam County judge has set $300,000 bail for a Forks woman accused of killing a 2-year-old boy in her care.

The Peninsula Daily News reports 44-year-old Ramona Ward faces possible charges of homicide by abuse or second-degree murder.

Investigators say medical staff at Forks Community Hospital and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where the boy died Friday, identified injuries consistent with a pattern of abuse and neglect.

Clallam County deputy prosecutor Michele Devlin says the boy was “systematically abused for a period of months in her care.”

Defense attorney Harry Gasnick argued for a lower bail in Clallam County Superior Court Monday, saying Ward had no violent criminal history.

Investigators say the boy was related to Ward but was not her son.

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