A woman from South Dakota, USA, admitted that she kicked and stomped a 5-year-old boy to death, said the police that arrested her.
21-year-old Julia Lee Carter called the police on Monday morning to report that the child was not breathing as she rushed to an emergency room at Peace Hospital in Mitchell.
The 5-year-old boy was pronounced dead on arrival.
An autopsy was done later on, and its report suggested that the boy had suffered from blunt force trauma to the abdomen.
Julia Lee Carter then confessed to the police that she kicked the boy 5 times in the stomach and stomped on his abdomen.
Death InvestigationOn Monday, 06-22-2020 at approx. 8:00 a.m., the Mitchell Department of Public Safety received a 911…
On a post on Facebook, the Mitchell Police Department said:
On Monday, 06-22-2020 at approx. 8:00 a.m., the Mitchell Department of Public Safety received a 911 call from a female subject who stated that she was going to the emergency room at Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell with a 5-year-old boy who was not breathing. The 5-year-old child was brought to the Queen of Peace Hospital Emergency Room where advanced life saving measures were initiated. The child was declared as being deceased at the hospital. An autopsy that was performed on 06-23-2020, indicated that the child died as a result of significant blunt force trauma to the abdomen, and the death was ruled a homicide. Carter allegedly told police that she kicked the 5-year-old approx. 5 times in the stomach and stomped on his abdomen. She also allegedly said that she knew that she injured the child. Carter and the child lived at the same residence. As a result of this investigation, 21-year-old Mitchell resident Julia Lee Carter, date of birth 09-02-1998, was arrested for First Degree Manslaughter, in violation of S.D.C.L. 22-16-15 and Abuse or Cruelty to a Minor in violation of S.D.C.L. 26-10-1. This is an ongoing investigation.
Carter, who was living with the child, was charged with first-degree manslaughter and abuse or cruelty to a minor.
The relationship of Carter to the child and what led her to kill the child was not shared with the public.