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A Mississippi Mother on Drugs Threw Her Infant on a Road Multiple Times and Killed Her. Now, She'll Never Be Free Again.

Mom Sentenced to Life in Prison for 7-Week-Old Daughter's Death
Source: MEGA; Pearl police

Makaylia Jolley sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in connection with the death of her 7-week-old daughter.

Nov. 8 2023, Published 4:05 p.m. ET

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A mom in Mississippi threw her 7-week-old daughter on a road multiple times, killing the child. Now, she will spend the rest of her life behind bars without the possibility of parole.

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According to the Associated Press, several 911 calls were reported around 2 p.m. on May 12, 2022, and callers said a woman had repeatedly thrown her baby on the road.

When police arrived, they found Makaylia Jolley, 20, holding the severely injured child, according to the AP.

Medics arrived and took the newborn, Khalysie Lashay Jolley, to the hospital, where she died two days later.

Officials said they had to chase Jolley into the nearby woods, where she was taken into custody in connection with the alleged abuse, according to WAPT.

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In Nov. 2022, a grand jury indicted Jolley and charged her with capital murder in connection to the death of her daughter.

According to authorities, Jolley was under the influence of drugs on the day her child was fatally injured.

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On Nov. 6, a judge sentenced Jolley to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of her daughter, the Associated Press reported. The sentencing came after Jolley accepted a plea deal and admitted to the capital murder charge.

The AP reported that Jolley was in the courtroom for about 20 minutes at the sentencing and said little more than "yes, sir" or "no, sir" when the judge was questioning her.

Madison-Rankin County District Attorney Bubba Bramlett said the defendant could have faced the death penalty if she hadn't taken the plea deal.

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