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Woman kills friend’s daughter while babysitting as mother was giving birth at hospital

By Mason White 9:42 AM April 5, 2017
Danielle Turner (left) Nikki Brown with Latrice Walden
Danielle Turner (left) Nikki Brown with Latrice Walden
By: Tanya Clark

A woman pleaded in the death of her goddaughter who was killed while her mother was in the hospital.

25-year-old Danielle Turner of Richmond, Virginia, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the death.

She faces 40 years in prison when she is sentenced.

The incident occurred after Nikki Brown went into labor and asked Turner if she would care for her 3-year-old daughter Latrice Walden.

Turner agreed to care for her goddaughter over the weekend, while Brown was in the hospital giving birth.

Turner called emergency workers who found the child unconscious. Turner lied, telling police that the girl slipped and fell in the bathtub.

Walden was rushed to a hospital, where she later died. A coroner determined that Walden died from blunt-force trauma to the head.

It was also discovered that the child lied unconscious for six hours before Turner called for help.

The 3-year-old girl was tortured over the weekend. She suffered more than fifty bruises on her arms, legs, and torso as well as trauma to the back of her skull.

Brown, who gave birth to a son, Michael, said that she was shocked by Turner’s actions because she “loved my daughter.”