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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sheriff: 2-week-old killed by 6-year-old brother; mother charged

It's a horrifying crime that has so many people outraged. A 13-day-old baby girl is dead. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says she was brutally pummeled and killed by her 6-year-old brother and now the 62-year-old mother is facing charges.

Kathleen Marie Steele of North Redington Beach has been charged with aggravated manslaughter and neglect for the infant's death.

On Monday, Steele left the baby, also named Kathleen, in a vehicle with her two siblings while she went into a cell phone repair store. While she was inside the store the infant started crying and that's when the 6-year-old boy snapped, Gualtieri said.

The 6-year-old brother picked up the baby and dropped her on the floor of the vehicle, then "slammed" her around the vehicle, the sheriff said.

The boy later admitted to investigators what he had done, said Gualtieri.



Anonymous said...

Not only does she have an infant baby girl dead, she tries to blame a six year old boy? I really hope that someone involved in the case really becomes involved in the case. It sounds like the six year old has been brain washed into admitting to something that was witnessed prior to being in the car.

Anonymous said...

She is 62 and had a 13 day old baby??? Does she know what causes that?

Anonymous said...

9:22 AM - She caused it by having an implantation procedure.

Anonymous said...

Deliberately becoming pregnant at 62??

Surely that would have been a sign of dementia!