Oklahoma babysitter arrested for murder after toddler’s death
EL RENO, Okla. – An Oklahoma babysitter is behind bars after being accused of murder after a child died after being in her care.
The El Reno Police Department says it arrested Lesley Hendrix on charges of first-degree murder and child abuse.
In November, authorities say a 23-month-old girl was rushed to the hospital after she was found unresponsive.
Doctors determined she had bleeding on her brain. The next day, she died from her injuries.
Hendrix allegedly told police that she put the child down to sleep, but then couldn’t wake her up.
According to an affidavit, Hendrix’s timeline of events is not consistent with the baby’s injuries.
She is now being held at the Canadian County Jail without bond.