On June 25 last year, 18-month-old Iris from Pennsylvania was taken to the hospital. There she stayed in the intensive care unit for four days. On June 29, the little girl died.
The investigation showed that she died as a result of poisoning after eating batteries and nails, among other things.
Now the father's friend, Alicia Lenae Owens (20 years old), is accused of killing the girl, according to the television station. WPXI.
Battery and screws are in the stomach
During the investigation, police found evidence that the 20-year-old had conducted multiple searches for “liquid harmful to children,” “children drinking acetone,” “toxic beauty products,” and “what happens if children eat batteries,” she wrote. Danish Look and listen.
An autopsy showed that Iris had, among other things, acetone in her blood, which subsequently led to organ failure. Acetone is found, among other things, in nail polish removers.
Police also believe that in the months before her death, the little girl ingested so-called water pearls, which were later found in her stomach. Batteries and metal nails were also found in the small body.
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The mother is sad
Police arrested Owens in Pennsylvania on Thursday local time.
-We are glad they finally arrested her. This is the first step. It will be a long process through the legal system, the girl's grandfather, Fran Alvera, tells the New Castle News. daily Mail.
Iris' mother, Emily Alvera, shared heartbreaking words about her 'little ray of sunshine' following the tragic death.
Iris lived with her mother and grandfather.
“I have no words to describe what happened to my little angel. I never thought in my life that I would say goodbye to the greatest light of my life.”
The girl's father has not yet issued a public statement about her boyfriend's arrest or his daughter's death.
The police indicate that the father is not a suspect in the case, because “at this stage there is no indication of his involvement.” He must have cooperated with the police
– It is unconscionable for someone to intentionally harm a helpless child, in order to mislead the investigation, says Prosecutor Michelle Henry.
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