According to the court documents, the 28-year-old mom and her boyfriend were arrested and taken into custody Monday. Prosecutors said both defendants reportedly beat the woman’s 2-year-old daughter to death. The child suffered broken bones, broken rib, fractured skull and brain bleed. The mother and her live-in boyfriend are charged with one count each of murder.
On Nov.12, officers and paramedics responded to a report of an unresponsive child at their home in Alabama, according to reports. The responding officers found the toddler’s lifeless body in one of the back bedrooms in the home. The 28-year-old mother, Chasity Baker, and her boyfriend, Jamario Mitchell, allegedly told police the two-year-old was sick, they checked on the little girl several times throughout the course of the evening and found her unresponsive in the morning.
Unfortunately, the 2-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s body was taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy. According to reports, the autopsy determined that the little girl’s death was a homicide caused multiple blunt force trauma.
Prosecutors said that the child suffered a broken collarbone, broken left rib, fractured skull, and brain bleed. Medical examiners indicated the severity of the injuries meant they were recent and not accidental. Investigators were also able to determine that the mother and her boyfriend were the only two people who were with the victim before her death.
They allegedly told investigators that they were the only two people who had access to the toddler. They also said that they did not have any idea how the child sustained the injuries.
“It’s a horrific incident, a two-year-old is defenseless, and it’s just unfathomable that this could happen to a two-year-old,” said Police Chief Shane Healey.
Both defendants are being held on $450,000 bond. This incident remains under investigation. This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.