‘Why don’t you die? Why are you still alive?’ Mother sits on, tries to smother 4-month-old baby to death: Police

A Texas woman was arrested after she sat on her 4-month-old baby with the intention of killing the infant, according to police.

KHOU 11 reports that 20-year-old Meredith Nicole Deen is accused of trying to kill her baby not only once, but twice inside her Houston apartment. On Thursday, the suspect’s boyfriend told police that Deen hit the baby and said she felt like throwing the infant against the wall. She then tried twice to smother the baby with blankets and pillows, according to the boyfriend.

The man said he caught Deen trying to smother the baby the second time and pulled her away. She was allegedly sitting on the baby, questioning why the infant hadn’t died yet.

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“Why don’t you die? Why are you still alive?”

The following morning, Dee allegedly attacked her boyfriend while they were driving to a daycare in Spring, to drop the baby off at daycare. While at the daycare, the man explained to staff members what happened the previous night, prompting them to call police. Staffers told authorities that the baby arrived shaking and trembling.

“It’s scary because it’s not common to have EMS and cops all around our building,” daycare manager Amy Ray said, according to ABC 13. “But we definitely just want the child to be protected.”

First responders rushed the infant to Texas Children’s Hospital in The Woodlands. The baby is expected to survive.

When questioned by police, Deen reportedly said she couldn’t care for the child alone and became frustrated when her mother refused to help, according to FOX News. She also reportedly admitted that she previously held a pillow over the baby’s face for around 30 seconds, but claimed she felt bad for what she did.

Deen was arrested and charged with attempted capital murder. She was taken to Ben Taub Hospital for a mental evaluation.

The story continues to develop. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

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