Brumley woman arrested for toddler's murder
Mon, 04 Feb 2008 03:41:07 GMT —
For the third time in less than a year, Miller County authorities are calling the death of a toddler, murder.
The latest victim is a twenty-month old Brumley girl.
Thirty-two year old Brumley resident Roshell Johnson sits behind bars Sunday after being arrested Saturday for the murder of a twenty month old toddler girl.
Miller County authorities would not confirm the relationship between Johnson and the toddler, only to say they lived at the same house.
The 9-1-1 call came in Tuesday night for an unresponsive toddler, she was then life-flighted to University Hospital in Columbia.
Police say she later died Wednesday evening from injuries sustained at the hands of Johnson.
Johnson is being held at the Miller County adult detention center. Her bond is set at $300,000.
Johnson is being held on one count of murder in the second degree, one count of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree and one count of the abuse of a child in the first degree.
The investigation is still ongoing.
This is the third child death investigated by Miller County authorities since last summer.
Last July Miller County officials investigated the crib fire that led to the death of six-month old baby Wayne Anderson Junior.
His mother has been charged with first degree murder
In august, two year old Nevaeh Boggan died of blunt trauma. The mother's boyfriend was charged with second degree murder.
In September four month old Blake Whitaker died of asphyxiation at his Eldon home. His mother was charged with first degree child endangerment.