In a horrible case of infanticide out of Chicago, a woman who is an aunt or other relative of a 9-month-old baby reportedly cut the throat of the little girl with a power saw when the baby wouldn’t stop crying. The unnamed woman then attempted to kill herself but was unsuccessful in doing so.
Officers found the baby after calls to 911 and officials tell news media that the woman reportedly used a power saw to threaten the child when the baby wouldn’t quiet. The baby died as a result of her injuries. After she attempted to kill herself, another relative found her in the home. Several people reportedly live in the home, news outlets reported.
The infant was pronounced dead at the apartment in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, WLS-TV reported.
As the Chicago Tribune newspaper reported, Ben Llamas, who works with the child’s 23-year-old father at a grain elevator, drove him to the scene. He told the Tribune the father was upset but did not talk about what happened.
Here’s more on this horrific infanticide, from the Tribune:
Police found the child — named Rosie, according to relatives — after being called to a building in the 2800 block of South Avers Avenue on the West Side about 9:40 a.m.
The woman initially tried to shove something in the baby’s mouth — possibly cloth — to get the girl to quiet down, a source said.
The woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was stable and in police custody.
Detectives were conducting a “domestic-related murder investigation,” police said.
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said it was investigating the relative for abuse in the death of the child.
There was no prior contact with the family, the agency said. No other children were present in the home at the time of the incident, officials said.
The girl’s father got a call Monday morning at work at a grain elevator in Beecher, according to his friend, Ben Llamas, who works with him.
“He adored her,” Llamas said of the father, who is 23.
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