A BABYSITTER accused of “pummeling a two-year-old girl to death” also Googled the “urge to beat a child that’s not yours,” cops have claimed.
Kirstie Hannah Flood, 29, was arrested in Georgia on Friday for allegedly beating little Fallon Fridley to death two days earlier.
Kirstie Hannah Flood, 29, was arrested on Friday for allegedly beating a tot, two, to death Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office
Little Fallon Fridley suffered a massive skull fracture and lacerated liver, spleen, and colonCredit: Facebook
She is accused of searching “what does it mean to have a sudden urge to beat a child that’s not yours,” police said.
The cops who searched her home said Flood also looked up “what type of people enjoy abusing other people’s children,” according to a warrant cited by WSB-TV.
The 29-year-old from Sandy Springs had been looking after tragic Fallon since August before the toddler’s sudden and violent death last Wednesday.
It’s not clear when exactly Flood conducted these alleged Google searches.
Officers found Fallon unresponsive at her parents’ Sandy Springs apartment and the tot was rushed to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hospital, where she later died.
Cops said Flood Googled ‘what does it mean to have a sudden urge to beat a child that’s not yours’Credit: Sandy Springs Police
Flood told cops Fallon had fatally hit her head on the slide at the park.
But doctors said her massive skull fracture and lacerated liver, spleen, and colon couldn’t have been caused by this, the warrant revealed.
Cops said the little girl’s autopsy concluded that she “suffered severe injuries that resulted in her death during her care by the suspect,” reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
A motive has yet to be established and Fallon’s devastated mom Kristin Fridley Gantt said the 29-year-old babysitter had been friends with them for five years.
Flood initially told cops Fallon had fatally hit her head on the slide at the park, according to a warrantCredit: Facebook
“It’s like this evil was in front of my face for years and I never saw it,” Fridley told WSB-TV.
The grieving mom also revealed that Flood called her hysterically crying and said Fallon hit her head on the slide and didn’t wake up.
Flood was charged with felony murder, malice murder, aggravated battery and first-degree child cruelty.
In a statement, Sandy Springs police said: “Detectives learned the child had been entrusted into the care of the suspect, 29 year old Kirstie Flood.
“Further, an autopsy performed on the child revealed she suffered severe injuries that resulted in her death during her care by the suspect.”
Family friends Samantha Shelton and Robbin Yeagera set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Fallon’s family.
The description alleged: “The babysitter murdered sweet, innocent, Fallon, making a parent’s nightmare even more horrific.
“Fallon was a beautiful little girl with her whole life ahead of her.
“She was only two years old. It is so hard to make sense of her cruel, tragic and untimely loss.”
Flood is being held in jail before her next court hearing.