Posted: Sep 26, 2013 4:17 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
The mother of a 2-year-old girl who was beaten to death has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge.
New Orleans police spokesman, Officer Garry Flot, says 28-year-old Michelle Harris was arrested Wednesday after an autopsy determined Zion Harris died Tuesday from a liver laceration. The coroner's office classified the death as a murder due to blunt force trauma to the body.
Flot says detectives learned the woman hit her daughter after she did not listen to her.
Police said the child's stepfather had taken her to a park Tuesday afternoon and noticed she "wasn't acting like herself." He called the mother who asked him to bring the toddler home.
When Harris arrived, she found the little girl unresponsive and called paramedics.