A Tacoma woman was charged today with first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old son,according to the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office.
Aleesha Walker, 28, called 911 around 7 a.m. Fridayand said she hadjust killed her child,the prosecutor’s office said. She told the 911 operator that she had struck the childs head on a dresser and also referred to smothering the child.
She reported hearing voices and said she acted, at least in part, as directed by those voices, the prosecutor’s office said.
When police arrived they found a small child lying naked on the floor with dried blood spots on his face. Walker allegedly told officers at the scene, God knows what I did Im bad for doing what I did,” the prosecutor’s office said.
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Walkers downstairs neighbor told police that he awoke to the sound of a thud on the floor of the defendants apartment around 6a.m.
The child was pronounced deadat Mary Bridge Childrens Hospital.Pierce County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Clark determined the likely cause of death was smothering.
Walker is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. today.