Boynton Beach baby sitter charged in 2015 death of 17-month-old boy

Posted at 4:51 AM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 16:18:38-04

A Boynton Beach baby sitter is being charged with manslaughter in the death of a 17-month-old boy last year.

Boynton Beach police said Wednesday that they've arrested 26-year-old Jessica Amster in connection with the August 2015 death of Christian Bent.

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Detectives say two children present at Amster's home told authorities the woman hit the child's head against the wall. According to police, one child said the woman had told Bent (pictured below) to stop crying.

They say Christian's mother brought the severely injured boy to the hospital on Aug. 15 and he died a few days later.

Amster was being held without bond at the Palm Beach County jail.

Jail information does not indicate if she has an attorney.