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Corrinne O’Connor Charged In 5 Yr Olds Death

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Corrinne O’Connor is a woman from Kansas City Missouri who has been charged in the death of her five year old son Grayson O’Connor

According to police reports five year old Grayson O’Connor would fall from a seventeen story window to his death. Apparently Corrinne O’Connor had taken off the safety latches on the window and left it wide open

Neighbors would tell police they had seen five year old Grayson O’Connor on multiple occasions wandering around the building on his own and that neighbors would feed and care for the child

When questioned by police on what happened to Grayson O’Connor Corrinne O’Connor replied he went out the window. The Kansas City woman did not call 911 when the fall occurred and someone else would discover the body and call police

Corrinne O’Connor would be indicted by a grand jury and charged with Class A felony of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree which carries a life sentence

Corrinne O’Connor News

A grand jury has indicted the mother of five-year-old Grayson O’Connor, who fell to his death from a Downtown Kansas City apartment building in November.

Corrine O’Connor, was indicted with the Class A felony of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree.

She was initially charged back in January with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

The indictment states that O’Connor acted in a manner that created a substantial risk to the life, body and health of a child.

It also stated she failed to supervise while her and Grayson were together in a 17-story apartment with a fully open window that was accessible to him, and that resulted in the death of the child.

Charging documents say investigators saw an open window on the top floor of the Grand Boulevard Lofts apartment building, noting it was the only open window on the entire wall.

Investigators were called to the 17th floor and found Corrinne O’Connor inside and laying in front of the open window. Court documents say when she was asked where her son was, she said, “went out the window.” They say she didn’t call 911, and Grayson was found by someone walking out of the building.

The range of punishment for a Class A felony in Missouri is no less than 10 years and not to exceed 30 years or life imprisonment.

Corrinne O’Connor More News

The mother of a 5-year-old boy, who died after falling 17 stories from a Kansas City apartment, was indicted Friday by a grand jury in connection with his death.

Corrinne O’Connor, 27, of Kansas City is accused of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child leading to the death of Grayson O’Connor, according to Jackson County court records. The Class A felony carries a maximum term of life in prison under Missouri law.

On Nov. 27, police responded to an alley near the Grand Boulevard Lofts, where a 911 caller had found Grayson.

Officers noticed an open window on the 17th floor and questioned O’Connor in her apartment. She allegedly told police her son had gone out the window, according to court documents. Authorities said she didn’t call 911 to report his fall.

O’Connor allegedly removed safety devices from the window of her apartment that would’ve prevented the window from opening more than a few inches, according to an eviction petition from the apartment building.

Grayson’s death upset neighbors, who said they had seen signs of neglect over the time the boy and his mother lived in the building. At times, they stepped in to feed and house Grayson when they found him wandering the building, neighbors said.

Police were called to the apartment at least eight times since 2018, according to a Star analysis of police records. The reports were for general disturbances and to check the welfare of a person threatening suicide.

Neighbors also said they reported their concerns for Grayson’s welfare to Missouri’s Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline.

O’Connor was officially charged in December, but the records remained under seal until late January. She was booked in jail on Jan. 25 and made her first court appearance the following day via video.

O’Connor’s arraignment is scheduled for Monday at 2 p.m. She remains in Jackson County jail on a $100,000 bond.

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