A woman accused of murdering her five-year-old daughter allegedly told people it was a “necessary sacrifice”.
Kemaya Taylor, 23, from Las Vegas, has been charged with murder and child abuse after her daughter was found dead in a hot bedroom with no air-conditioning on June 28, Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
A police arrest report viewed by the paper claims officers were called to the home on June 16 but found no one there. This was after someone who knew Taylor alleged she made a “vague” threat of suicide.
Police said of that call that Taylor said she was quitting her job and to "watch out on the news".
Neighbours called in police on June 28 as the front door of the house was seen open.
Police said they found the mum who had “some sort of mental illness” and they asked her where the kids were. She told them they were upstairs.
The five-year-old was found dead in a locked room. Her sibling, aged two, was also found but was alive.
The report states the girl had been dead for some time and the temperature, according to a thermostat, was 35 degrees in the room with a humidifier turned on.
Police said as Taylor was arrested she uttered a number of phrases including “it was a necessary sacrifice”.
She will face court on July 15.
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