Barbara Kendrick, 65, a babysitter has been arrested for the death of a Florida 5-month-old baby ‘ Cooper Dubovik’. According to People Crime it was reported that when Cooper Dubovik became really fussy and in frustration, she forcefully threw the tender child into his playpen which caused him a fractured on his skull.
Cooper’s parents were working on Tuesday morning, so they left Cooper at Kendrick’s house, according to the sheriff’s office. Kendrick had been the family’s regular babysitter for about a month. and is related to them by marriage; one of her relatives is married to one of Cooper’s father’s relatives
The infant suffered a fractured skull and was placed on life support, while Barbara was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse. Cooper eventually died and her charge was upgraded to murder. She is being held without bond.
In a Tuesday evening news conference, Sgt. Jay Farhat said Kendrick confessed to forcefully throwing the baby into his Pack ‘n Play because he had been fussy while teething. She called 911 around 2:15 p.m.
“Once the child arrived at the hospital, the doctors were able to determine the child had internal injuries that were consistent with some type of trauma,” Farhat said.
“It appears she got a little frustrated at some point, and lost her temper,” Farhat told reporters. He alleged that Kendrick had originally dodged questions but eventually confessed to throwing the baby.
According to PEOPLE, Kendrick is behind bars on felony murder charges. She is being held without bond. It’s unclear if she has retained an attorney.