Press Esc to close
Tuesday 02 September 2014
News updated at 2:32 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.4°C
Min : 19.4°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

US mom kills 10-day-old baby in washing machine: Report

London, Nov 8 (PTI)

In a gruesome incident, a 26-year -old mother in the US has allegedly killed her 10-day-old baby girl in a washing machine in which she put the infant with a pile of laundry, a media report said.

The horror was discovered by the baby Maggie May's aunt who opened the top-loader washing machine after hearing it clanging as it came to the end of its 40-minute wash cycle, 'The Sun' reported.

Cops and paramedics raced to Lyndsey Fiddler's flat and found Maggie still in the machine tangled in washing. Some of the hardened detectives even wept, the report said.
The mother of three has been arrested and charged with manslaughter as the police tried to discover if she killed the baby on purpose. Her two boys aged four and three were taken into care.

Police chief Tom Holland said the mother dozed off after loading the machine and switching it on at her home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.


The baby's aunt Rhonda Coshatt later called round to see how the struggling mum was coping. Holland said: "She had trouble waking her. She heard the washer out of balance, and went to lift the lid so it would stop. She saw the baby."

As Fiddler phoned for an ambulance, operators heard her trying to blame the aunt -- who told her: "No I did not kill your baby, you did."

Fiddler's boyfriend Benjamin Trammel, the baby's shattered father, was quoted as saying, "Inside my heart, I can't believe Lyndsey would have hurt our little girl."The mum was revealed to have a string of convictions including arrests for assault and failing to put her two boys in car seats.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
President Pranab Mukherjee grants degree to a student at the 14th convocation of the University...

President Pranab Mukherjee grants degree to a student at the 14th convocation of the University...

Fireworks on the occasion of 410th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy...

Fireworks on the occasion of 410th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy...

Left Front activists take part in a rally to observe anti-imperialist day in Kolkata on...

Left Front activists take part in a rally to observe anti-imperialist day in Kolkata on...

Flood water flows through Srisailam dam after its four crest gates were opened in Kurnool on...

Flood water flows through Srisailam dam after its four crest gates were opened in Kurnool on...

BJP president Amit Shah during a visit to Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram on...

BJP president Amit Shah during a visit to Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram on...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio...

Actress & BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher speaks during a seminar on...

Actress & BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher speaks during a seminar on...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a toast during a banquet...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a toast during a banquet...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi prays in a temple during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi prays in a temple during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a village hut during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli on...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a village hut during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli on...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523