Marquita Burch of Cincinnati, Ohio stands accused of killing 1-year-old William Cunningham while she was babysitting him, WKRC 12 reports.
Burch has been charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, two counts of endangering children, abusing a corpse and tampering with evidence in the baby’s death. According to the Hamilton County Prosecutor, Joe Deters, the boy died of “subdural hematoma, or a collection of blood on the brain.”
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Deters said that Cunningham was injured on May 22 and died the following day. The baby would have likely lived had he received medical treatment, the coroner said.
Here are more details on the story, as reported by WKRC 12:
Instead, according to Prosecutor Deters, Burch put the child in a garbage bag after he died, and took the corpse to her cousin’s house on Friday, May 25th. She then reported the child missing to the police in Covington, Kentucky. Covington Police started a massive search for the supposedly missing baby.