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CHICAGO, IL – Police are questioning the mother of 7-month-old Lamya Hampton who died from what appears to be sickness and exposure. The girl and her two siblings were discovered after one of them left the apartment to beg for food from a neighbor.

The baby’s 25-year-old mother was caught in a Jeep Cherokee about two blocks away and arrested. She is being brought up on endangerment and child abandonment charges.

The baby was found bundled in a snow suit in a car seat and reportedly had a severe fever before dying. The other two children were taken to the hospital and are recovering.

“The arrestee left the victims unattended,” the police report stated. “Said actions caused the death of (Lamya Hampton) and endangered the lives and well-being” of her sisters.

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Austin Petersen is the founder of The Libertarian Republic, as well as the CEO of Stonegait LLC. Formerly an Associate Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano's show "Freedom Watch", on the Fox Business Network. Austin was referred to by the Judge as "The right side of my brain". He built Judge Napolitano's social networks with over 700,000 fans and millions of clicks a month. Austin graduated from Missouri State University. He has written and produced award winning plays and videos, and previously worked for the Libertarian National Committee and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.