GLENDALE, CO. (THECOUNT) — Kelly Renee Turner, the Colorado mother who claimed her 7-year-old daughter, Olivia Gant, died as the result of a rare and incurable disease – has now been charged with murdering the youth.

Turner, 41, was charged in an indictment with two counts of murder and child abuse in the August 2017 death of Olivia Gant, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said Monday.


“While it has been an extremely emotional case, they have investigated all aspects of it with diligence and professionalism,” Spurlock said.

Turner appeared in court Monday and no bond was set, reports Fox5NY.

Last November, investigators obtained a search warrant to exhume Olivia’s body, Fox News learned.

The arrest was a stunning twist in a feel-good story that had received widespread coverage in the Denver media before Olivia died.

Her mother said Olivia suffered from neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy, a rare disease causing the body essentially to shut down, a system at a time, and doesn’t have a cure.

The media coverage showed Olivia fulfilling a “bucket” list that included being a cop and a firefighter for a day.

“She’s in intestinal failure and we don’t know how much longer she has,” Turner said in spring 2017.

Turner was said to have started a GoFundMe page for her daughter that raised over $22,000.

According to the station, court papers showed the coroner who performed an autopsy after Olivia’s body was exhumed found nothing to substantiate that girl died of intestinal failure or of any of the other illnesses that Turner claimed she had.