A babysitter from Georgia have been charged with the murder of a 2-year-old girl who died while under her care.
Sandy Springs Police Department arrested 29-year-old Kirstie Flood on Tuesday, after an autopsy on the child revealed that she “suffered severe injuries that resulted in her death during her care by the suspect.”
Prosecutors charged Flood with two counts of felony murder, one count of malice murder, one count of aggravated battery, and one count of cruelty to children in the 1st degree, and a judge denied her bond.
An investigation was launched after a medical call was made, reporting an unresponsive child in an apartment in Sandy Springs.
The toddler, Fallon Fridley, was rushed to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) where she was pronounced dead.
According to a police warrant, Flood initially told police that the toddler hit her head on a slide at the playground, which the doctors at CHOA said this was not the case.
The warrant also states that the police found searches on Flood’s cell phone that reads, “what type of people enjoy abusing other people’s children,” as well as the phrase, “what does it mean to have a sudden urge to beat a child that’s not yours.”
The family said in an interview that Floor had been their full-time babysitter since August, and was a close friend.
“It’s like this evil was in front of my face for years and I never saw it,” said Fallon’s mother, Kristin Fridley.
A GoFundMe page was set up in an effort to assist the family with funeral and future expenses.
“We are heartbroken and horrified over the loss of Fallon’s precious and innocent life being cruelly taken by another human being,” Samantha Shelton, who organized the page wrote.
“Please continue to keep Kristin and her family in your hearts and prayers. She is experiencing hell on earth that no parent should have to endure.”