Babysitter 'made disturbing Google searches' before toddler’s death

Olivia Lambert
·News Editor
·2-min read

The chilling Google search of a babysitter accused of murdering a two-year-old girl has been revealed.

Kristie Flood, 29, was arrested by the Sandy Springs Police Department following a homicide investigation into the death of two-year-old Fallon Fridley who she was looking after.

The Sandy Springs Police Department, in the US state of Georgia, said in a statement the child was found unresponsive inside an apartment on December 9.

“First responders rushed the child to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where she was pronounced deceased by medical personnel,” the police said.

Kristie Flood wears a pink headband while smiling in a headshot.
Kristie Flood has been charged with murder. Source: Sandy Springs Police Department

“Detectives learned the child had been entrusted into the care of the suspect, 29-year-old Kristie Flood.

“Further, an autopsy performed on the child revealed she suffered severe injuries that resulted in her death during her care by the suspect.”

Flood was charged with two counts of felony murder, one count of malice murder, one count of aggravated battery and one count of cruelty to children in the first degree.

Babysitter claims toddler had playground accident

The girl’s mother, Kristin Fridley, told the news station that Flood, who had been a close friend for the past five years, then rang her and was hysterically crying.

Ms Fridley said Flood told her the young girl had hit her head at the playground, however an autopsy found the babysitter’s story did not add up.

The warrant added the girl had suffered a massive skull fracture as well as lacerations to the colon, spleen and liver.

Fallon Fridley flashes the camera a toothy grin.
Fallon Fridley died earlier this month. source: GoFundMe

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the warrant also detailed Flood’s Google searches that were uncovered by investigators who looked through her phone.

The searches reportedly included “what type of people enjoy abusing other people’s children” and “what does it mean to have a sudden urge to beat a child that’s not yours”.

A mother’s ‘worst nightmare’

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help support Ms Fridley following what was described as “a mother’s worst nightmare”.

“Her precious daughter, Fallon, had died in what was reported by the babysitter as a fall at the playground,” the fundraising page claimed.

“However, in the following 24 hours an unimaginable truth would surface.”

The GoFundMe page described Fallon as a beautiful girl with her whole life ahead of her.

“It is so hard to make sense of her cruel, tragic and untimely loss. Our hearts are broken for Kristin and her family and we grieve with her right now.

“She of all people doesn’t deserve to experience this tragedy.”

So far almost A$40,000 has been raised for the family.

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