DALLAS — A Texas babysitter is facing a capital murder charge after a baby she was watching suffered fatal brain and skull injuries, authorities said.
According to KDFW-TV and the Dallas Morning News, Tynia Johnson, 17, of Dallas, was arrested Friday, less than a week after she took care of 3-month-old Ashton Smith on Feb. 16. Court documents say Johnson told Ashton’s mother, Aspen Smith, that the infant was feeling “ill” that day, so Smith’s uncle drove to get the boy and, later, Smith, the news outlets reported.
The boy later died, officials said.
Johnson was booked into the Dallas County Jail on $150,000 bond, the news outlets reported.
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