Mother to appear in court for the forced drowning of her two-year-old daughter
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Huntsville Police Department has charged Laccuina Braithwaite, 25, with capital murder for the death of her two-year-old daughter.
Officers were called to an apartment in the 12000 block of Sugar Mill Circle for a welfare check on July 27.
Officers proceeded to check the apartment and discovered the child floating in the bathtub. According to court documents the bathtub was filled with cold water and olive oil.
Officers attempted CPR and asked for HEMSI to respond. After being transported, the child was pronounced dead at Huntsville Hospital.
When the officer attempted to detain Braithwaite in the apartment, she fled and led the officers on a short foot pursuit. Braithwaite was apprehended outside of the Challenger School.
Braithwaite has been charged with capital murder of person less than 14 years of age and is booked in the Madison County Jail without bond.
Braithwaite will have a preliminary hearing on August 9, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. where she will appear in Judge Patrick M. Tuten’s courtroom.
A GoFundMe has been created for the child, and as of Friday afternoon, $1,810 has been raised.
Copyright 2022 WAFF. All rights reserved.