A mother has been arrested after she admitted to shoving a wet wipe down her two-month-old boy’s throat, fatally cutting off the baby’s air supply.
When Nancy Williams was asked why she didn’t tell first responders who were attempting to give her unresponsive son CPR that she had jammed a wet wipe down his throat, she replied: “I had other things on my mind,” according to Mulberry Police reports.
Paramedics were finally able to locate an object deep in the infant’s throat that was barely visible, which was confirmed to be a baby wipe. Despite their efforts, they were not able to save the infant’s life.
The mother from Crawford County in the US state of Arkansas now faces a charge of first degree murder for the incident that took place on Thursday (local time).
Williams later told investigators that she had forced a bottle into her crying baby’s mouth which cut his gums and caused him to cry louder.
She said she used the baby wipe to try and stop the bleeding and crying, demonstrating to police how she put the wipe completely into the infant’s mouth and pushed it hard.
The mother said she panicked when she lost sight off the wipe and woke her husband up telling him their son wasn’t breathing.
Williams was arrested Friday (local time) and is being held at the Crawford County Detention Centre on a USD $1 million bond.
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