Sunday, January 11, 2009

Damn shame you can only execute someone once

Harvey teen charged with killing baby; she put 5-month-old in dryer and turned it on

A Harvey teen-ager who admitted to detectives that she put a baby in a clothes dryer so she could watch television without disturbance was indicted Thursday on a charge of second-degree murder.

In the first case, Arielle Smith, 19, is accused of killing Andre Jenkins, 5 months old, on Sept. 11. Smith was watching the infant, his 18-month-old brother, and her 1-year-old son in her home at 512 MacArthur Drive. She was caring for the two brothers for her friend, who was at work, authorities said.

"She was trying to watch something on television," 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.

During the three minutes Andre was in the dryer, he suffered skull fractures and extensive burns, Calogero said. The baby died at the scene, she said.

Shame we can't stuff her ass in an industrial size dryer.

1 comment:

The Sniper said...

A cement mixer half full of battery acid will have to do in lieu of a huge dryer.