Nanny Accused In Child's Death Jailed Again

By: Brittany Gunter
By: Brittany Gunter

A pregnant Omaha woman accused in the death of a 4-month-old is back in jail again. Sarah Cullen has been given a higher bond after new developments were found in the case.

Just a couple weeks ago Cullen was charged with child abuse resulting in death after Cash Bell died under her care. Cullen was placed in jail. She soon got out, posting $5,000 of her $50,000 bond. Since then the investigation has been ongoing.

Investigators say that Cullen’s story about what happened has changed several times. What we do know is that she was the nanny of the child and took care of him at his parent’s house. A couple of weeks ago she brought Cash to the hospital with head trauma. Days later he ended up dying.

Cash had two skull fractures, bruising, and bleeding on the brain. Prosecutors say he died of blunt force trauma. Now there’s new information that led a judge to raise Cullen’s bond to $750,000. Cullen would need to post $75,000 to be released.

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said, “Part of it was about a prior incident that occurred involving the defendant and also some current contacts with the victim's family that we wanted to make sure that the court was aware of."

While Kleine wouldn’t go into details, he said the prior incident involved Cullen and another child. In addition to the higher bond, Cullen has also been ordered not to contact the victim’s family.

Channel Six did reach out to Cullen’s attorney. He has not yet returned our call.


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