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Two people face charges for 2-year-old Wagner girl's death

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Two people from Wagner are facing charges involving the death of a 2-year-old girl on July 4.

Taylor Cournoyer, 21, and Laurie Cournoyer, 28, are each charged with one count of abuse or cruelty to a minor as a felony and failure to notify law enforcement of death of child.

The arrests are in connection to the death of the 2-year-old child who was found dead in a rural Wagner home on July 4.  

South Dakota Legislators passed a new law this year modeled after "Caylee's Law," which was passed in Florida in response to the death 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, who wasn't reported missing until 31 days after she vanished in 2008 in Orlando.

The law makes it a felony if a parent or guardian fails to notify law enforcement of death of child within six hours of the death of the child.

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