The family medicine specialist who was charged with murder in the death of a 6-year-old girl has been charged with poisoning her daughter.
Valdosta County DA’s office said Friday that the arrest of Mary Anne Robinson and the subsequent investigation by the State Medical Examiner found the two had a relationship, and Robinson confessed to poisoning her 4-year, 3-month-old daughter.
The indictment charges Robinson with first-degree murder in February and second-degree poisoning in June of this year.
The charges stem from the July 2018 death of Daina Thompson.
The case against Robinson has been under investigation for nearly a year, but it has taken until this week for a grand jury to issue a warrant for her arrest.
It was previously known that Robinson was suspected of poisoning her 2-year old daughter.
Robinson has a lengthy criminal history and had been in and out of jail.
On Wednesday, the Georgia Department of Corrections announced that Robinson had been released from jail on bond, according to WSBTV.
She was arrested Wednesday night in Valdosta, GA and booked into the Polk County Jail, where she will remain until she is formally charged.
“The department takes these cases very seriously, and our priority is to bring those responsible to justice,” said Lt.
Dan Haney, a spokesperson for the Polk District Attorney’s office.
“We are confident that our investigation will be able to bring closure to the family, and we will work with the authorities to ensure justice is served.”
The charges against Robinson stem from an investigation by The Valdosta Daily Times, which first reported the case in July 2018.
In that article, a woman who identified herself as Robinson’s sister said she was pregnant with her daughter’s birthday.
A family member of the mother allegedly told investigators she was told to lie to police to avoid being charged, and she eventually admitted to killing her child.
She told police that she didn’t know her daughter had been sick and that she had a bad reaction to the medicine she was given to treat her.
The mother told police she told her daughter to take the medicine to help her sleep, but she never did.
The grandmother told investigators her daughter told her that she took the medicine because she was allergic to it.
According to the newspaper, Robinson admitted to poisoning Thompson with a solution she purchased from a store near her home.
Thompson died of severe dehydration on Aug. 17, 2019.
The Valdosta County District Attorney released a statement Friday saying Robinson was released from the Polk Correctional Facility on bond.