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Mother jailed in 2-year-old’s death

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on March 30, 2012 at 9:56 am with 12 Comments »
March 30, 2012 2:24 pm

A Tacoma mother who reportedly called police to say she had killed her 2-year-old child, was booked into the Pierce County Jail today on suspicion of first-degree murder.

The 28-year-old South End mother was questioned by Tacoma detectives after she reported that she had killed her 2-year-old son.

Police dispatched to the woman’s home in the 3600 block of South Thompson Ave. just after 7 a.m. found the child apparently lifeless. He was pronounced dead at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office was performing an autopsy on the child’s body Friday afternoon to determine the cause of death.

Tacoma Police spokesman Mark Fulghum said detectives obtained a warrant to search the home for clues.

No other persons were present at the home when police arrived, Fulghum said.

A woman with the same name and age was arrested on drug charges in 2005 in Pierce County. She graduated from drug treatment, and the charges were dismissed, court records show.

Police declined to say whether that woman and the woman jailed Friday were the same persons.

Leave a comment Comments → 12
  1. ItalianSpring says:

    Proof that guns need to be banned. Oh wait. Nevermind.

  2. This is on the 3600 block across from Lincoln Park, not the 5600 block.

  3. mojjonation says:

    The fact that the kid is dead is horrible. The fact that they needed to state that the mother is being detained and questioned after she called in to admit it seems bizarre. TGIF.

  4. Maybe it was accidental and that’s why she is being detained and questioned? Hard to know until more information is released.

  5. ptproudnative says:

    awwww my e*ing doodness whats wrong with thids mother????omgosh i hope she never has another child in her care ever again…throw away the key lok her up>>>>

  6. rosehaven says:

    No mention of the Father. They do need to know what happened and it is likely better she is not left alone at that time anyway. Sad when a child is dead for any reason.

  7. She is currentlty being held in Pierce county on Murder I and it looks like she’s got another charge of hit and run for something. Poor baby may he fly high in the skies and RIP.

  8. hultmale says:

    Another story where the comment section tells more of the story than the story. And, no TNT, you cannot use the excuse that you don’t want to print something until it’s been verified.

  9. whatthehell says:

    Komo4 lead with the story; they showed many pics of the black mother and gave her name.

    The always PC King5 didnt report the story till 5:08pm after the weather report. King 5 showed the little white child’s face – but blurred out, and never once showed the black mother or gave her name.

    that’s why I stopped watching King5 long time ago.

  10. m9078jk3 says:

    She must be a 414 to do that.

  11. troger888 says:

    this is tragic for the poor kid.

  12. sammy98404 says:

    This is to “whatthehell” and the comments about “THE BLACK MOTHER” twice!! And the “WHITE” baby,,,,WHAT THE HELL????? and what color is you?
    Oh yes one more thing too,,,,,you be spelling your handle witt too two manys Ts!!!! as such whatthehell????? try smelling it dis-ah-way,,whathehell>Butt then again dats how we folks of my colors spellit so,,,,, NOAH,goodbye little-guy&godbless! Aleesha,my heart hurts for you and yours..I HOPE YOU FIND PEACE~~~~~~~> <3

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