'Why don't you die': Mother accused of sitting on prime of 4-month-old


HOUSTON, Texas — A 20-year-old mom allegedly uttered, “Why do not you die? Why are you continue to alive?” whereas she sat on prime of her 4-month-old daughter lined in pillows and blankets, in response to courtroom paperwork.

Meredith Nicole Deen has been charged with felony tried capital homicide in reference to an incident that occurred final Thursday at her southeast Houston residence.

Courtroom paperwork said the lady’s live-in boyfriend witnessed Deen punch the child earlier than making an attempt to smother the toddler. Authorities mentioned the boyfriend needed to pull the mom off the lady when he was woke up by the child’s crying.

The boyfriend additionally informed deputies the mom expressed eager to throw the child in opposition to the wall.

Paperwork went on to state that Deen attacked her boyfriend the following day once they had been on their approach to drop off the kid at daycare, the place staff later observed the kid trembling and shaking. The boyfriend knowledgeable employees of what occurred the day earlier than, prompting staff to contact Harris County deputies.

The infant was taken to Texas Kids’s Hospital in The Woodlands, the place a physician discovered no signal of accidents.

Deputies said Deen was despatched to the Harris Heart for a psychological analysis after threatening hurt to herself. Whereas on the Harris Heart, deputies interviewed the lady, who mentioned she turned upset earlier within the week when her mother refused to take care of the child. She additionally informed them that she had tried smothering the kid with a pillow a primary time, holding it over the child for round 30 seconds. It was throughout a second try that her boyfriend stopped her.

Deen said she was sorry for hurting her little one.

Deen is in custody at Ben Taub Hospital, the place she is being evaluated for psychological well being points.

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