22-year-old Omaha girl dies after home incident; 23-year-old man in custody | Information
OMAHA – Omaha police said Friday that a woman who sustained a head injury on Sunday has died.
Police responded to a house near Streets 28 and Mason just after 10 p.m. Sunday. At the house they found Shaleigh Sovey, 22.
Sovey was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center. She died there on Tuesday, police said.
Devon Engel, 23, was arrested and charged with first degree domestic violence and two cases of child abuse. His bail for these allegations was set at $ 75,000.
According to an affidavit, Engel told police that Sovey jumped on him during the argument on Sunday. When he tried to pull himself away he turned and Sovey’s head fell to the floor.
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The couple’s two children, both minors, were present during the altercation. None of the children were injured.
Douglas County’s attorney Don Kleine said Friday that he is awaiting the results of the investigation and will investigate possible additional or improved charges next week.
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