CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) -- A Mulberry woman was arrested for the alleged murder of her infant.
According to Crawford County Jail records, Nancy Williams was arrested on Friday, Sept. 4, on a first-degree murder charge.
Court records state on Thursday, Sept. 3, first-responders and Mulberry Police responded to a call about an unresponsive 2-month-old child.
First-responders attempted CPR on the infant and swept his mouth and did not find any foreign objects. They suspected that something was lodged in the infant's airway. Then they found an object deep in the infant's throat, barely visible, according to court records: a baby wipe. They removed it but were unable to save the child's life.
On Friday, Williams confessed to police that she shoved a baby wipe down the infant's throat to get him to stop crying, according to court records, KFSM reports. She told police the baby was screaming and would not stop crying, and she did not want to wake her husband, so she forced a bottle into the child's mouth, cutting his gums. She said that caused the baby to scream more, and she just "wanted him to stop," court records state.
When asked why she did not tell anyone about the baby wipe, Williams allegedly stated that she "had other things on her mind," according to court records.