Thursday, September 10, 2020

Mom, ‘killed newborn two-month-old baby by stuffing wet wipe down his throat'’

A YOUNG mom killed her two-month-old baby boy by stuffing a wet wipe down his throat, court documents say.

Nancy Williams, 20, was charged with first-degree murder after first responders found a "barely visible" baby wipe stuffed inside the infant's throat.

She had called for an ambulance claiming her son was unresponsive.

Although paramedics managed to pull the baby wipe from his throat, the child did not survive and was pronounced dead at the home in Mulberry, Arkansas.

Williams claimed she was using the wet wipe to clean her son's bleeding gums which had become sore while drinking from a bottle.

Police found a bloody wet wipe at the house along with the one found in his throat.

Nancy Williams, 20, is facing charges of first-degree murder.

Last Thursday, Nancy Williams, 20, from Mulberry, Arkansas, was booked after the death of the newborn, who passed away on September 3.

On September 4, she was charged with first-degree murder, reported KPHO.

An arrest affidavit stated that Williams called emergency services about an unresponsive infant the day before.

When first responders arrived, they tried to administer CPR, but discovered that the baby's airways were blocked.

They then found a “barely visible” wet wipe lodged inside the baby’s throat – although they managed to pull it out, the child didn't survive.

Initially, Williams claimed that she used the baby wipe to clean up her son's bleeding gums, which he had hurt while drinking his bottle.

Cops found that bloody wipe at the home, along with the one in his throat.

Williams then said he wouldn't stop crying so she allegedly forced the bottle into his mouth, cutting his gums, according to The Times Record.

Police were called to the family home in Mulberry, Arkansas.

This made the baby scream louder and Williams “wanted him to stop,” according to court documents.

She allegedly confessed to jamming the wipe down the little baby's throat to stop the bleeding and crying.

Cops said the 20-year-old demonstrated how she “pushed hard” until she couldn't see the wipe anymore, per these documents.

This was when the little tot stopped breathing, the court filings revealed.

Williams then told police when she couldn't retrieve the wipe, she panicked, and woke her husband.

She allegedly told police the bottle made the baby scream even louder and she just "wanted him to stop", according to court documents.

Williams then allegedly confessed to shoving the wet wipe into his throat to stop the bleeding and crying, police say.

According to court documents, police say she demonstrated to them how she "pushed hard" until she couldn't see the wipe anymore.

When she then couldn't retrieve the wipe, Williams allegedly panicked and woke her husband.

Williams allegedly said she had “had other things on her mind" when asked why she didn't report the wipe lodged in the infant's throat immediately.

She's being held at the Crawford County Jail on a $1million bond.

It is claimed she said she had "other things on her mind" when asked why she didn't call for help immediately.

Williams is being held at Crawford County Jail. after the death of the newborn, who passed away on September 3.