CRAWFORD COUNTY, ARKANSAS — A woman murdered her infant child, because she didn’t want to wake her husband up.
On Friday, Sept 4, paramedics and the Mulberry police department responded to a call about an unresponsive 2-month-old infant.
Upon arrival, first responders attempted to do CPR on the infant and “swept” his mouth and did not find any foreign objects. They suspected that something was lodged in the infant’s airway.
A a deeper search into the infant’s mouth, they found a barely visible object lodged deep in the infant’s throat. It was a baby wipe. Paramedics removed it, but were unable to save the child’s life.
SHE DIDN’T WANT TO WAKE HER HUSBAND UP
When police interviewed the infant’s mother, 20-year-old Nancy Williams, that the baby was screaming and would not quit crying, and she did not want to wake her husband, so she forced a bottle into the child’s mouth, cutting his gums. She said that caused the baby to scream more, and she just “wanted him to stop,” court records state.
SHE WOKE HER HUSBAND UP
Williams stated that she took a wipe and pushed hard into the baby’s throat to make him stop bleeding and crying. She told police that when she was no longer able to see the wipe and was unable to remove it, she panicked and woke up her husband, saying the baby was not breathing.
According to court records, when asked why she did not tell anyone about the baby wipe, Williams allegedly stated that she “had other things on her mind.”
Nancy Williams is currently being held at the Crawford County Jail on a $1 million bond. She is charged with First Degree Murder.