No .. you read that right. Yesterday Arielle Smith, 19, was facing second degree murder charges in New Orleans Louisiana for putting five month old Andre Jenkins into a tumble dryer because he would not stop crying. Apparently he was disturbing her television time while she was babysitting Baby Andre along with her own 1-year old son and Baby Andre’s older brother.
Baby Andre died from a skull fracture and horrific burns caused by the 175C temperature inside the dryer
“She was trying to watch something on television,” said Assistant District Attorney Amanda Calogero said.
“She put the two older kids in a room, and she put the baby in the dryer and turned it on.”
Later Smith called the boy’s mother Brandy Dozier and told her Andre was not breathing.
Dozier had dropped her sons off at Smith’s home while she went to work.
Smith claimed she had spilt a pan of boiling water on him – but later confessed to putting the boy in the drier and turning it one.
Medical experts said the baby suffered second degree burns caused by the scalding temperature inside the drier. The baby had burns on his feet, face, head, arms and legs.
He is thought to have been in the spinning drier for up to three minutes
Source: The Daily Mail
I wonder if Louisiana has the death penalty?