Mom killed baby in a drunken rage, then strapped him in a BabyBjorn and went shopping

Posted: August 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

A Chicago-area  mother suffocated her 3-month-old baby to death and then strapped him into  a BabyBjorn carrier and went shopping, prosecutors said.

Toyrianna Smith, 20, was drinking vodka with friends at a home in Harvey, Ill.,  south of Chicago, last Wednesday when she beat and suffocated Ken Blackman Jr. because he wouldn’t stop crying, prosecutors said in a bond hearing on  Monday.

Smith had allegedly crashed in a guest room at the friend’s house with the  baby by her side when his crying woke her up, authorities said.

She told cops that she put a blanket over his head, hit him in the face and  then smothered him until he stopped flailing and went quiet, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

On Thursday morning, when Blackman’s father arrived to pick the boy up, Smith  put the tot’s lifeless body in a BabyBjorn and slipped out to go shopping for  several hours, prosecutors said.

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