Mississippi Babysitter Accused Of Abusing Two Children, Killing One: Police

Source: Alcorn County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Makallie Durham.

Sep. 18 2022, Published 9:02 a.m. ET

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A Mississippi babysitter who police say abused two children, killing one, was arrested.

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According to WMC, Makallie Durham, 23, was watching a 2-year-old boy who died and an 11-month-old girl who was injured. She is charged with capital murder and felony child abuse.

WMC reported that deputies were called to a home on County Road 380 in Corinth, Mississippi for the report of a 2-year-old unresponsive and a baby injured. According to the Alcorn County Sheriff's Office, both were taken to the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where the boy died and girl remains hospitalized.

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According to WMC, officers found that the two children were being watched by Durham, their babysitter. Police said Durham also had a misdemeanor warrant out of Corinth.

WMC reported that the sheriff's office hasn't released information explaining what led to the child's death.


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