In accordance with court documents, a 21-year-old mother identified as Makalia has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
This verdict comes after she allegedly seized her newborn baby, and threw the 2-month-old child repeatedly and forcefully onto the roadway, resulting in the infant’s tragic death. Subsequently, Makalia fled into nearby woods upon the arrival of law enforcement.
Prosecutors asserted that the woman, whose identity was not disclosed, committed the horrifying act of repeatedly slamming her newborn daughter, Khalesie, onto the road. A 911 caller reported the severely injured baby, prompting a swift response from officers.
When they arrived, they encountered the woman, who was holding the injured child. Witnesses informed authorities that they observed the mother inflicting repeated and forceful actions on the 2-month-old, reporters, per WAPT-TV.
The unidentified woman, still holding the severely injured child, was apprehended after a brief escape into nearby woods. The baby was urgently transported to the hospital but was later pronounced dead.
A perplexed witness told a local news outlet, “I don’t understand. Something had to go wrong. Postpartum, or something. Because she really is a very good mother. I don’t understand what happened.”
In response to the tragedy, the District Attorney’s office issued a statement, condemning Makalia for prioritizing drugs over her children and causing her daughter’s untimely death. The statement emphasized that Makalia would spend the rest of her life in prison as a consequence of these crimes against her own child.