Saturday, 21 May 2011

INFANTICIDE (attempted): California: Danielle Mailloux charged with attempted murder after infant stabbed

May 16 2011
A Bakersfield mother is under arrest on charges she tried to kill her own baby.
Police were called to a house on Crawford Street in east Bakersfield Sunday evening. When they arrived, they found a six-week-old girl with multiple stab wounds on her upper body.
The baby's mother, 24-year-old Danielle Mailloux, was arrested and is due in court Tuesday on charges of attempted murder.
"Shocking and disturbing," said one neighbor.
"We don't have a motive at this point," said Ray Pruitt, Kern County Sheriff's Department. "The case is still under investigation."
Authorities believe Mailloux stabbed the infant multiple times with a kitchen knife.
"The stab wounds were primarily to the upper body," said Pruitt.
The Sheriff's Department wouldn't release the name of the child, but said she is in stable condition at Children's Hospital in Madera.
Investigators say there were other children at the house who are now staying with relatives.
It's not the first time Mailloux has been investigated for crimes against children. Two years ago, she delivered a full-term baby that was stillborn. Tests showed the child died as a result of Mailloux's methamphetamine use and the coroner ruled the death a homicide.
Under California law, however, the mother of a fetus cannot be charged with murder if they solicited, aided, abetted, or consented the act that killed the unborn child.
Neighbors we talked to didn't know much about the couple, other than they often saw them hanging out in their front lawn.
"Always having nothing to do," said Robert Herrera. "I was always up and down coming from work and I would see them outside. Early in the morning, late at night, they would be outside."
"I'm shocked. I'm really shocked," said Cynthia Mancha. "I guess in this neighborhood it shouldn't faze me, but for a mother to do that I am really surprised."

1 comment:

  1. that is the worst thing i have ever her, it was the babys mother