According to authorities in Altamonte Springs, Florida, a 16-year-old girl suffocated her 3-year-old sister to death with a pillow in an effort to keep her quiet while their mother was at work. The teen is currently facing manslaughter charges.
According to police, the family was at the MainStay Suites, an extended-stay motel.
According to police, a kid who was not responding to them was found on Raymond Avenue on July 15, 2022. The young person was taken to the hospital, where she was later declared dead.
According to the press statement, the child’s 16-year-old sister covered her with a pillow to “calm her down.”
Police reported that when the woman entered the room again, her sister was not breathing.
Officer Michelle Montalvo, a spokesman for the Altamonte police, informed that the mom was home at the time. She carried out her work remotely.
According to police, the mom was in one room working on her laptop and phone. She entrusted the younger sister’s care to her 16-year-old daughter.
According to the elder child, the mom had instructed her to keep her sister silent as she was on the phone for business.
Ten minutes after placing the pillow on the victim, the 16-year-old entered the room again, according to police. The three-year-old was not moving.
She brought the child to her mom, who started performing CPR and dialed 911.
Officials said that the infant was declared dead at a hospital.
It’s quite unfortunate, Montalvo remarked. It’s a really young kid, only three years old. 16 is too young an age. Due to the 16-year- old’s arrest that evening, a mom loses both kids in one night.
According to Montalvo, “parents need to ask their friends, relatives, or people of their village or community to come and assist out, do that.” “They don’t want this kind of catastrophe to occur,”