Pennsylvania police say a 21-year-old woman turned herself in on an arrest warrant Monday after allegedly conducting chilling Google searches before strangling her boyfriend’s toddler daughter to death.
Allegheny County police arrested Deasha Ringgold, of Clairton, on charges of homicide and endangering the welfare of a child following an investigation into the death of 23-month-old Aubree Sherrell, CBS Pittsburgh reports.
Officials say Ringgold told them after putting Aubree to bed on the afternoon of April 27, she returned to find the infant lying on her back with blue lips.
An investigation determined Aubree’s death as a homicide on Friday, with a warrant for Ringgold issued on Monday. Police said the girl died as the result of strangulation, and noted bruising around her neck.
While Ringgold, who was babysitting the tot at her apartment for her boyfriend, alleges that she took Aubree to the hospital immediately after finding her unresponsive, authorities say the woman’s cell phone tells a different story.
BREAKING AT 6 —> Deasha Ringgold is now in police custody. We were here as we was escorted out of county police headquarters to jail. She’s charged with homicide in the death of her boyfriend’s 23mo daughter @WPXI pic.twitter.com/h2sVxp3JBW
— Gabriella DeLuca (@GabriellaDeLuca) August 13, 2018
Detectives say before the toddler was taken in for medical care, Ringgold performed the following searches via Google between 2:57 p.m. and 3:47 p.m.
- “How to do CPR on a baby?”
- “How to wake up a knocked out person”
- “My friend got choked out, what do I do?”
Deasha and her boyfriend later arrived at Jefferson Hospital with Aubree. The toddler was then transferred to Children’s Hospital UPMC in Pittsburgh before being pronounced dead at 10:27 p.m., Fox 2 reports.
Authorities say the baby’s father was working at the time of the killing and hasn’t been charged.
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