奥利维亚 participated in events planned by the Make-A-Wish Foundation
, and was seen on ride-alongs with police and firefighters honoring her wishes of serving her community
Olivia died in August 2017 of intestinal failure after Turner signed a do-not-resuscitate order, telling doctors that Olivia’s quality of life was too poor to keep her alive, 根据一个 2019 indictment of Turner.
An investigation began in 2018 after Turner took Olivia’s older sister to a Colorado hospital and said she had been earlier treated for cancer in Texas. A doctor determined this was not true, and hospital officials later found articles, blogs, social media posts and news stories in which Turner said the older daughter suffered from various conditions, including bone pain, that weren’t supported by medical records, 起诉书说.
Concerned over the circumstances surrounding Olivia’s death, authorities exhumed her body. An autopsy found “a lack of any anatomical findings” indicating she died from intestinal failure or that she suffered from many of the conditions reported, according to an Arapahoe County coroner, 起诉书说.
“The manner of death is best certified as undetermined,” the coroner wrote.
Multiple physicians told investigators that conditions Olivia supposedly had were not supported after examination, 检察官说, and six doctors said none of the conditions constituted terminal illnesses. Many expressed doubts and offered alternative treatments to Turner, who would refuse their analyses and insist Olivia had severe ailments, 当局说.
Turner also allegedly received nearly $ 600,000 in Medicaid benefits and donations from charities and GoFundMe donors, 根据起诉书, despite Turner’s husband working for a company that would’ve provided health insurance to his wife and children.
Sentencing following the plea agreement is set for February 9, according to the district attorney’s office.