A woman was arrested in North Carolina on 29th of December. She was found guilty of fatally beating up a child to death. Authorities say that the woman was the girlfriend of the man whose daughter died in the fatal beating incident.
The 25-year-old Kayla Cook was transported to Lancaster on Tuesday. She was then charged with homicide by child abuse in the death of a 3-year-old girl named Lillian Schroeder on December 18.
According to the police reports the death of the child was caused by a blunt force trauma to the head which caused an instant injury severe enough to become fatal for the child’s life. The woman says that she was taking care of the girl while her father was out of the home for work. The other reports say that the girl had endured numerous bruises which depicted an earlier torture before her death.
Along with this woman, the grandmother of the girl, a 43-year-old, Tracy Helms Schroeder is also charged with child abuse. According to the reports, the grandmother had carried out unlawful conduct towards the child.
Grandmother charged with child neglect:
It was the grandmother who was the legal guardian of the girl, who died in the incident. However, she broke that are agreement and decided to leave the girl to the house of her son and his girlfriend unsupervised.
The grandmother named Tracy Helms Schroeder lied to the police that the kid was staying with her but in fact, she had left the kid unsupervised to her son and his girlfriend.
Police had been told a lie:
The police were called to a home in order to look for an unconscious child. When the police reached the scene they found that the child was dead with no pulse and signs of respiration.
Cook the girlfriend of the father told the police that she left the victim in the bath and when she came to keep a check on her she was lying face up in the tub. Cook said that she was unresponsive but was looking around and breathing.
The reports say otherwise and it was found that the girl was tortured before she died. The autopsy report made it further clear that the 3-year-old Lillian had died because of a severe trauma to her head.