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Gracie Crowder died shortly after being hospitalized on March 6 of this year.
She suffered deep burns that covered 65% of the boy’s body surface.
Mom Katie Crowder is accused of killing her daughter by exposing her to hot water
The accident is said to have occurred at Katie Crowder in Mansfield.
An addicted mother burned her 19-month-old daughter to death and screamed in pain while “covering her tracks” for at least an hour, a court heard.
Gracie Crowder died shortly after being hospitalized on March 6, after suffering deep burns that covered 65% of the baby’s body surface.
Her 26-year-old mother, Katie Crowder, is accused of killing the girl by exposing her to hot water at her Mansfield home and then “cleaning” her for the next hour before taking her home to her parents on the street.
Nottingham Crown Court learned that upon arriving at Paul and Karen Crowder’s home, the defendant panicked when he knocked on the door before telling his parents: “She’s dead, she’s dead.”
Attorney Sally Howes QC said that after Gracie went into cardiac arrest, Crowder’s mother asked the defendant, “What did you do?” to which she replied “I don’t know, I found her like this.”
The jury heard the 26-year-old defendant tell police that he had “cleaned up a puppy mess” and found his daughter face down in the bathroom next to a broom.
Prosecutors said an Interior Ministry pathologist concluded that the girl would scream “violently” until the pain was relieved and organ failure lasted for about an hour.
Opening the case against Crowder on Thursday, Ms Howes said: “It is the Crown case where you can be sure that Gracie Crowder was killed by the willful and illegal act of her mother.
Gracie Crowder’s death was not instantaneous. It would be about an hour before she died.
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“This is the Crown case where Katie Crowder covered her tracks – she knew what she had done.
“She was cleaning, she was cleaning, she was trying to figure out how to explain what she had done.”
Ms. Howes told the jury that the amount of cocaine found in Crowder’s blood four hours after the incident was consistent with the defendant taking the Class A drug one hour before Gracie’s death.
The court heard that the defendant had commented on his daughter in the past, saying: “I have to take her to kindergarten, I never have a break.”
She was arrested at King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton, Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, and when alerted Crowder said, “What? I would never hurt her.