Mother accused of murdering baby daughter in Springfield

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Mother accused of murdering baby daughter in Springfield

Post  Disturbed on Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:35 pm

The mother of a 1-year-old girl found dead July 27 in a Springfield apartment has been charged with murdering her child.

Samaria Williams, 21, who lived in an apartment in the 1100 block of South 19th Street but originally is from Chicago, was charged Wednesday with three counts of first-degree murder. Charging documents accuse her of intentionally smothering 1-year-old Azalin Fite.

She appeared in Sangamon County Circuit Court in an anti-suicide smock commonly called a “turtle suit.”

The court set a preliminary hearing date of Aug. 23 and ordered a fitness evaluation at the request of Williams’ attorney, Bill Davis of Springfield.

Williams is being held in the Sangamon County Jail on $2 million bond.

Deputy Chief Cliff Buscher of the Springfield Police Department said Williams was arrested at Memorial Medical Center about 1 p.m. Wednesday as she was being released from the hospital.

Buscher declined to comment on a possible motive, as did Sangamon County State's Attorney John Milhiser.

Maintenance workers at M.E.R.C.Y. Communities in Springfield discovered the dead child and Williams inside the apartment about 1 p.m. July 27.

Williams was taken to Memorial to be treated for what police said were self-inflicted stab wounds and a possible drug overdose.

“She had some small stab wounds to the left side of her chest,” Buscher said.

Williams had been hospitalized until Wednesday for reasons other than the stab wounds.

An autopsy performed on Azalin July 28 showed the baby did not suffer any broken bones or bruises. Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards said toxicology tests are pending.

When found by maintenance workers at the transitional-housing apartments for homeless women and their children, Williams was incoherent, possibly as the result of taking drugs, Buscher said.

Police believe Williams acted alone.

“All the evidence we have gathered to this point points to the mother,” he said.

http://www.sj-r.com/police/x417565410/Mother-accused-of-murdering-baby



Only animals kill their own young. This is sickening
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Post  Disturbed on Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:55 pm

I somewhat agree....replace the gun and 1 bullet with a noose and a chair. She may only shoot herself in the foot and try to sue someone.
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