The two-month old died after being "repeatedly and forcibly" tossed on a roadway.
Police have charged a Mississippi mom with capital murder after she allegedly threw her two-month-old daughter Khalysie Lashay Jolley on a road. Makaylia Jolley, 20, of Pearl, is now facing a capital murder charge as well as underlying felony child abuse charges. Police responded to several 911 calls and found the baby severely injured and being held by another woman. Makaylia reportedly fled into the nearby woods but was apprehended shortly after, according to a Pearl Police Department news release.
20-year-old Makaylia Shaylynn Jolley “repeatedly and forcibly” struck her 9-week-old daughter on the roadside Thursday, investigators say, before fleeing into the woods. https://t.co/GPKEffvYAs— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) May 17, 2022
"At this point, all we can do is say a prayer for the child. The Good Lord figures this baby is too good for this world," police chief Dean Scott told reporters, according to WAPT-TV. "The act was very deliberate and intentional. She showed no remorse throughout the day (Thursday)." The chief said narcotics and patrol officers "are very familiar" with the 20-year-old. According to a neighbor who didn't want to be identified, Jolley was a good mother. "I don't understand. Something had to go wrong," she said. "Postpartum, or something. Because she really is a very good mother. I don't understand what happened."
Miss. Mother Charged with Murder After Allegedly Throwing Infant Daughter on Road: 'She Showed No Remorse' https://t.co/uzp4mjOHCf— People (@people) May 16, 2022
According to WLBT, Chief Dean Scott spoke of the infant saying, “She was the victim of a very cruel, intentional abuse by her mother. I would encourage people, the Facebook judge, and jury, to feel sympathy for the victim.” The baby was initially listed in critical condition but later succumbed to her injuries. Makaylia is also a mom to a son, who is currently in his grandmother's care. “This act was very deliberate and intentional,” Scott said of the alleged crime. “She showed no remorse. And, as a chief, myself, my men and women, working with (the district attorney), we’re going to work hard to make sure she receives the just (punishment) she deserves.” The Chief added that ‘there’s a special place in Hell’ for the mother.
🚨JUST IN🚨 According to police, several 9-1-1 calls came in around 2 p.m. on Thursday saying a woman, 20-year-old Makaylia Jolley, had “repeatedly and forcibly” thrown her baby, Khalysie Lashay Jolley, on the road. https://t.co/aVVyV1ErS7— WLBT 3 On Your Side (@WLBT) May 14, 2022
Madison/Rankin County District Attorney Bubba Bramlett said his office would be seeking the death penalty. A GoFundMe has been set up for the family to help deal with this tragedy. It said: My great granddaughter has passed away and I’m speechless just writing this we would greatly appreciate it if y’all can donate anything possible! This was very unexpected and very tragic so we do not have the funds to cover it! We thank all of y’all for the prayers that have been coming our way god bless y’all.
Her initial court appearance is expected Tuesday. It wasn't immediately clear if she had retained an attorney or entered a plea.
Instead of dropping off these innocent babies at a hospital or fire department, or pick up a phone and call someone, and just say they don't want them, they choose to murder and serve life sentences. I don't get it, just don't understand, dear Jesus 😢— AmericanDemocracyLost🌊 (@dlsamuels83) May 17, 2022