In her final moments, a 5-year-old girl said, “I’ve been good” as she was stabbed and strangled to death by her mom, who is now charged with murder, according to authorities.
On Monday, authorities said a woman in Texas wrapped her daughter in bags after stabbing her in the neck and strangling her to death at a park because she claimed her daughter was “evil.”
According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Melissa White Towne, 37, was arrested and booked at the county jail after driving to a hospital emergency room on Sunday and telling employees that she had killed her daughter.
A nurse reportedly discovered Towne’s kid half wrapped in plastic and mesh bags when she opened the car door. The child apparently had her throat slit and had been strangled when medical personnel further examined her.
According to Gonzalez, the youngster was unresponsive and had a laceration and maybe ligature marks on her neck. At 12:10 p.m. on Sunday, the girl was pronounced dead.
This event happened around noon on Sunday in Tomball, which is about forty minutes northwest of Houston, at Spring Creek Park, according to Gonzalez.
When Towne was due to appear in probable cause court, it was claimed that she was still in the booking phase, but her charges were still read and prosecutors provided more information, according to local ABC 13.
REVELATION BY PROSECUTORS
The prosecutors read the statement in court: “Towne stated she wanted to end her daughter’s life because she was an evil child and did not want to deal with her any longer.” “She said she wanted to dispose of her daughter, so she decided to take her to a hospital,” the prosecutors said.
The 5-year-old girl allegedly screamed “I’ve been good” while her mother strangled her, according to the prosecutor’s further revelation in court. According to reports, Towne told authorities she had strangled her daughter for 30 to 40 minutes after slitting her throat.
Authorities have determined that the child did not pass away in Towne’s car but said it is still unclear whether there were any witnesses. Authorities reportedly searched Towne and discovered a knife on her. She has a history of homelessness, according to authorities.
Towne’s bond is set by the probable cause magistrate judge at $15 million.
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