Las Vegas woman, Linette Boedicker aka Linette Warrichaiet charged with intentionally drowning her two year old daughter in bath-tub. Death follows altercation with husband.
A 44-year-old mother has been charged with murder after her two-year-old daughter was found floating in a bathtub at their Las Vegas home.
Linette Boedicker, also known as Linette Warrichaiet, was arrested Saturday.
Officers in a released press release described finding the ‘unresponsive child’ at the Sunset Terrace apartments, in the 2800 block of North Walnut Avenue at around 3 p.m.
They took the toddler out of the bath and performed CPR.
She was taken to UMC trauma where Kiersten Linette Boedicker was pronounced dead, according to a police news release.
Investigators believe Boedicker ‘held the child under the water until she stopped breathing’ and then called 911.
According to police the dispatcher told Boedicker to remove her daughter from the bath and perform CPR only for Boedicker to ‘refuse.’
Metropolitan Police Department Lieutenant Ray Spencer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that an officer arrived within five minutes of the call, but Boedicker ‘didn’t open the door for almost two minutes.’
The child was found fully clothed and unresponsive in the bathtub, police said.
Boedicker was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center where she was charged with murder.
#WATCH: @LVMPD says Linette Boedicker killed her 2-year-old daughter Saturday by drowning her in their apartment bathtub. Neighbors we spoke to are horrified and heartbroken — especially with it being #MothersDay weekend. @8NewsNow #8NN https://t.co/zOnUqRn5an pic.twitter.com/ooQ1WaT02L
— Orko Manna (@orko_manna) May 13, 2019
Police called to Linette Boedicker apartment following domestic disturbance call earlier that day:
Police were called to Boedicker’s apartment earlier on Saturday to respond to a domestic disturbance call, Spencer told the Review-Journal, but didn’t release any further details.
Boedicker’s husband and the child’s father, who was at work at the time his daughter was found unresponsive, has been interviewed by police and isn’t considered a suspect in his daughter’s death, Spencer added.
Authorities to date have declined to speculate what may have motivated the mother to drown the couple’s two year old child- with some wondering on the web if it was an act of sabotage or revenge against the husband- who may have threatened to leave the mother with their child.