Babysitter Kills Baby Then Hides Body In Trash Bag At Cousin’s House

Babysitter Kills Baby Then Hides Body In Trash Bag At Cousin’s House

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A babysitter was  indicted on murder charges after death of a one-year-old boy that was  found in a garbage bag in the closet of a southwest Ohio apartment.

One- year old William Cunningham of Cincinnati died from a brain injury after being in the care of the babysitter Marquita Burch, according to county officials. 26-year-old Burch did not seek medical treatment for the toddler after she injured him, put his body in a garbage bag,  hid the boy in her cousin’s home and then reported him missing.

‘This child did not have to die,’  according to a news release by the county prosecutor.   ‘It is bad enough that Burch injured the child, but horrible to think of the child’s suffering. It’s clear the child might have survived if the defendant had sought prompt medical treatment,’ said Prosecutor Joseph Deters.

The county coroner report rules the case a homicide and said Cunningham sustained trauma to his head and had blood inside his skull, according to the local newspaper.

A Hamilton County grand jury in Cincinnati on Monday indicted Burch, on single counts of murder and involuntary manslaughter and two counts of endangering a child. Burch also is charged with tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse.

The charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.  Burch initially reported the toddler missing, but was taken in for questioning after police found discrepancies in her story.

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