Share story

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago-area woman has been charged with murder in the death of her 8-month-old daughter whose skull was fractured in two places.

The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald reports that 24-year-old Shanquilla Garvey was charged Wednesday.

Deputy Police Chief Al Roechner said last week that Garvey was staying at a Joliet motel when officers responded to a report of a baby that wasn’t breathing.

Cherish Freeman was rushed to a hospital. She died Sunday night after being taken off life-support.

Assistant State’s Attorney Chris Messina said the child also had bleeding on her brain, a cut liver and fractured clavicle.

Garvey has been assigned a public defender. She is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 12.


Information from: The Northwest Herald,