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Missouri Woman Accused of Strangling Son to Death with Tablecloth, Then Running Errands With His Body in the Car

Missouri Mother Accused of Strangling Son to Death With Tablecloth
Source: Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation; Mega

Shaneka McKinzie arrested after she allegedly strangled her son to death using a tablecloth, police said.

Nov. 20 2023, Published 12:04 p.m. ET

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A Missouri woman has been arrested in south Florida after she allegedly strangled her 8-year-old son to death and then ran errands with his body in the car, according to authorities.

On Nov. 14, officials said 36-year-old Shaneka McKinzie drove her son, Jaisyn Burgos, to a hospital in Hialeah, WTVJ reported.

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Burgos was reportedly unconscious when they arrived at the hospital and he was soon pronounced dead, authorities said.

An autopsy was completed, which determined the boy had been strangled to death with a tablecloth.

When talking with police, McKinzie allegedly said she had been planning her son’s death for several days and ultimately strangled him when he was asleep in the backseat, WTVJ reported.

After his death, McKinzie allegedly ran errands around Miami-Dade County while her son’s body was still in the car, officials said.

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On Nov. 16, McKinzie was arrested and booked into the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation, authorities said.

She was charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond.


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