Maryland nanny, Oluremi Adeleye convicted of murder after force feeding eight month old baby with 8 ounces in 30 seconds after being disturbed from napping.
A nanny camera captured the incident. Footage showed Salubi pulling on the nanny’s dress and patting her leg while Adeleye was lying on the couch. Prosecutors say Adeleye eventually poured nearly eight ounces of milk down Salubi’s throat in less than 30 seconds.
Video shows Adeleye picking up Salubi after she falls to the ground and trying to give her another bottle. The infant eventually went limp.
The incident according to prosecutors occurred after Adeleye becoming stymied after being woken up from her nap by the crying child.
Adeleye during her defense said she was merely trying to ensure the baby didn’t go hungry.
Her attorney, Douglas Wood, argued that the infant’s death ‘tragic accident.’
‘All she wanted to do was feed the child,’ Wood said. ‘She wanted to make sure the baby was healthy and the baby was well fed.’
Oluremi Adeleye confesses to removing nipple of bottle to force feed victim child:
It was reported that Adeleye initially lied to detectives and told them she had not removed the nipple of the bottle when she fed the baby.
She later, however, admitted to removing the cap after a detective told her there was a video, testimony showed.
Court Judge Karen H. Mason said the act was ‘cruel and inhumane’.
Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy said: ‘You have two loving, caring parents who did everything right. They interviewed the sitter, they got references and they did their homework and research by all accounts . . . but she abused this young child and the reason we were able to prove it is because the parents had the foresight to install a camera.’
The baby’s mother, Nikia Porter, said the family misses their ‘beauty.’