Infant Death Indictment Alleges Kansas City Mom Put Child In Oven

Right now we share a glimpse into the horrific aftermath of a youngster killed earlier in the week. 

This tragic incident was initially reported as a "suspicious death" but now the circumstances of the fatality are becoming clearer.

Shared with media on Saturday afternoon before the Super Bowl when almost nobody is watching the news . . . Here is the crux of the story that reveals nearly unimaginable human suffering in Kansas City:

She faces the Class A felony of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the 1st Degree, Death of a Child.*

According to court records filed today, Kansas City police responded to a residence after being dispatched on a report of a non-breathing infant. Responders observed the 1-month-old child with apparent burns. They were told the mother of the child was putting the child down for a nap and accidentally placed the child in the oven instead of the crib.

Prosecutor Baker issued this statement today: 

"We appreciate all first responders who worked this scene and the prosecutors who went to the scene in order to issue these charges. We acknowledge the gruesome nature of this tragedy and our hearts are weighted by the loss of this precious life. We trust the criminal justice system to respond appropriately to these awful circumstances."

Read more via links . . .

Jackson County Prosecutor's Office: Kansas City mother charged in connection with her 1-month-old child's death

Fox4: Woman charged for allegedly putting baby in oven, killing the infant: prosecutor

KSHB: Mother charged in death of 1-month-old after allegedly placing infant in oven in Midtown Kansas City

KCTV5: 1-month-old infant allegedly died after being put into oven instead of crib

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