Murder of Reese Bowman

murder of 8-month-old child

On May 23, 2017, 8-month-old Reese Annette Bowman (4 September 2016 – 23 May 2017) was smothered to death by daycare worker Leah Walden.[1][2] Walden pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of Bowman on November 27, 2018, and was sentenced to 70 years in prison.

Reese Bowman
Reese Annette Bowman

(2016-09-04)4 September 2016
United States
Died(2017-05-23)23 May 2017 (aged &&&&&&&&&&&&02618 months 19 days)
Rocket Tiers Learning Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Cause of deathAsphyxiation by smothering
Nationality United States
Parent(s)Justin and Amy Bowman

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Justin and Amy Bowman both worked and brought their two children, Sawyer and Reese, to Rocket Tiers Learning Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The murder of Reese Bowman occurred on May 23, 2017. It was caught on camera and her brother Sawyer was upstairs at the time it occurred.[3]

When Leah Walden returned from lunch to Rocket Tiers Learning Center, she found that Reese Bowman would not nap. Walden told a co-worker: "Girl, I'm frustrated ... I'm sick of this little bitch. I hate this little bitch. ... She makes me want to punch her in the face."[3][4] Walden slapped Reese in the crib, then pinned the infant down with one arm as Reese kicked out her legs in desperation. Walden subsequently put a number of blankets over the child's face and smothered her to death.[5] Baltimore's Criminal Investigations Chief Stanley Bradford said: "Watching that video is disturbing. Reese Bowman, in my opinion, was tortured."[6]

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  1. "Day care worker pleads guilty to smothering infant girl". 29 November 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  2. "Day Care Worker Pleads Guilty to Smothering Infant Girl - The New York Times". Archived from the original on 2018-12-09.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Prudente, Tim (27 November 2018). "Baltimore day care worker pleads guilty to smothering baby to death, gets 70 years in prison". Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  4. "Daycare Worker Said 'I'm Sick Of This Little B—h' Before Smothering A Crying Baby To Death". BET. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  5. "Day care worker pleads guilty to smothering infant girl". 28 November 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  6. O'Leary, Abigail (28 November 2018). "Baby thrashed legs as daycare worker killed her by pressing blankets on her face". mirror. Retrieved 23 October 2021.