Prosecutors told the Chicago Sun Times that Toyrianna Smith (above) beat and suffocated her baby because he wouldn't stop crying on June 22. -- PHOTO: AFP
CHICAGO - A CHICAGO woman is accused of strapping her baby's corpse into a sling and taking him shopping after killing the three-month old in a drunken rage, local media reported on Wednesday.
Ken Blackman Jr had been dead for eight to 14 hours when the woman wrapped up her shopping trip and went to visit a neighbour, who noticed blood on the baby blanket and called 911.
Prosecutors told the Chicago Sun Times that Toyrianna Smith, 20, beat and suffocated her baby because he wouldn't stop crying on June 22.
She had been drinking vodka at a friend's house and spent the night in their guest room with the baby. She slipped out of the house the next day before the baby's father came to pick him up.
Smith, 20, is being held in jail on a US$1 million (S$1.23 million) bond on charges of first-degree murder. -- AFP