A daycare worker has pleaded guilty to killing an eight-month-old girl by smothering her with a blanket because she wouldn’t go to sleep.
Leah Walden, 24, admitted the murder of little Reese Bowman, at Rocket Tiers Learning Center, Baltimore in May 2017, at a court hearing on Tuesday, wbaltv reports.
“She no sleep so I shake her, and I shake her” replied Walden, “then I put blanket on her face, then she sleep”
Walden was sentenced to 70 years in prison for the horrifying killing by Judge Althea Handy who sobbed as she handed it down.
In heartbreaking scenes, Reese’s father Justin Bowman wept as he told the court: ‘I will never see my girl take her first steps, hold her, kiss her, comfort her when she’s scared, hear her say “I love you”. I am devastated.’
Turning to Walden and pointing he said: ‘Reese Annette Bowman accomplished more in her short life than this woman ever will.’
“I needed more training, it’s not my fault” complained Walden.
One wonders who in their right mind leaves their infant in the care of a black woman.