Baby girl dies after mother mistakenly puts her in an oven for a nap?

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asked Feb 11 in Current Events by Glorybee (14,280 points)

Baby girl dies after mother mistakenly puts her in an oven for a nap?

Just read this article on a news website about how a mother mistakenly put her baby down for a nap in an oven instead of a crib and kills her.

How the heck does a mother mistaken an oven for a crib when putting her baby down to sleep?

I've been tired before and never would've mistaken my oven for my baby's crib.

This mother either did this intentionally or she was very high on drugs.


KANSAS CITY— Law enforcement authorities are investigating the death of a baby  who died when her mother mistakenly put her down for a nap in an oven, according to Jackson County District Attorney Jean Peters Baker.

Mariah Thomas, 26,  Kansas City, was charged Saturday with endangering the welfare of a child.

Just after 1:30p.m. Friday, police were dispatched to a home at 41st and Forest in Kansas City on a medical call regarding an infant not breathing, according to KCPD Captain Jacob Becchina.

Officers and EMS were led into a residence there where they were directed to a baby that was unresponsive.  

A probable cause statement said responders found the child with apparent burns.

 EMS rendered aid and ultimately declared the baby deceased at the scene.

The statement said responders were told by a witness that the mother “put the child down for a nap and accidentally placed her in the oven instead of the crib."

The statement did not offer an explanation about how that mistake was made.

Baker said, "We appreciate all first responders who worked this scene and the prosecutors who went to the scene in order to issue these charges.

We acknowledge the gruesome nature of this tragedy and our hearts are weighted by the loss of this precious life."

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answered Feb 11 by thefenderfelloff (2,670 points)
I agree there is no way that what she did was a simple mistake and it's either she intended on killing her baby by putting her in the oven and TURNING IT ON.

Or she was so high on drugs that she didn't know what the hell she was doing.

I would say it's probably both that she was high on drugs and she intended to kill her baby because otherwise why would she turn the oven ON and not just put her baby in the oven.

I could  understand mistakenly putting the baby in the oven but not also turning the oven on and burning and cooking her alive.

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