Caretaker Said to Shake and Kill 16-Month-Old Baby Girl
LAS VEGAS -- A 16-month-old baby girl died Thursday morning at University Medical Center after being violently shaken and abused by her caretaker.
Detrail Young, 24, of Las Vegas was arrested Thursday on charges of murder and child abuse with substantial bodily harm. The baby, Quie'sear Mykeisha Sky Williams-Caraway, belonged to a family member from California and was not Young's child.
According to a police report, Metro officers responded early Wednesday morning to a report of suspected child abuse from doctors at UMC. Williams-Caraway was intubated and on life support, suffering from hemorrhaging, a subdural hematoma, lacerated liver and bruises to the head, neck and chest.
Detectives interviewed Young and his girlfriend and determined Young was the only person home with the girl on the evening when she was injured. Young said he did not cause the baby's injuries.
The next day, detectives picked up Young and his girlfriend from their apartment in the 3600 block of E. Owens Ave. for a polygraph test. Young admitted to becoming upset that the girl would not stop crying, demonstrating with a doll how he shook and yelled at Williams-Caraway. He placed the baby down and watched TV, then took her to the bedroom and dropped her into bed when he believed she was beginning to fall asleep.
When the girlfriend arrived home from work, she checked on Williams-Caraway but could not wake her. She asked Young, "What did you guys do?" She later told police she had witnessed Young shake the baby on previous occasions.
Young called for help after that, leading to the girl's transport to the hospital.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:34:04 GMT
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