mother show reality, 62, faces charges of manslaughter after his son hit his baby sister 13 days old to death when it leaves in a car alone for 38 minutes to shopping.
The woman who once starred in the reality show ‘I’m pregnant and … 55 years of Age’ appeared in court to face murder charges Friday.
Sixty-two-year-old Kathleen Marie Steele was arrested on Thursday on charges of aggravated manslaughter of a child and neglect after her six-year-old son beat her daughter 13 days old to death, while left in a hot car for almost 40 minutes.
“Miss Steele, who are charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child, you understand the charge? ‘
‘Yes, Mr. Steele said softly. Those were his only words during the brief hearing.
The judge set bail of $ 100,000. Steele joined out Friday night and not allowed to have contact with anyone under 18, reported ABC Action News.
Steele has two other children, children of three and six.
Steele already have a lawyer, attorney Robert Love, who said she had found her “devastated.”
newborn baby Steele, also called Kathleen, was in good health Monday morning when the mother took her to a pediatrician, bringing along their young children.
Upon leaving the doctor’s office, Steele’s oldest son, Frankie, dropped the phone from her mother -. Shattering the screen, so Steele went to a repair shop mobile phone in St. Petersburg for the fixed phone
Instead of bringing their children to the store with her however, she turned the car windows up and left alone within half an hour (temperatures were as high as 81 degrees on Monday).
While Steele was inside the business, the baby began to mourn, and Sheriff Bob Gualtiari says Frankie took his sister from his car seat and began beating her to make her stop. When officers later spoke with the boy immediately recognized what he had done, describing in detail how he had hurt the baby.
‘I took the baby, and I closed it like this, and pushed down, and pushed toward the ceiling,’ Gualtiari recalled the boy saying.
‘What he was talking about when he pushed her toward the ceiling, holding in her arms, then said she was perusing turning this way and that way and fall. The way he was describing that that baby stirring like a rag doll, “he said.
” The best way I can describe it is, he beat her, “he added.
The newborn was beaten so badly that most likely she died in the car.
‘I’m telling you, this baby’s face was a mess. There was no mistaking the condition that this 13 days old was, “he said.
When Steele back into the car, the boy told his sister was in a “serious” condition, but her mother ignored him and went to run another mission to an Enterprise Rent-a-car.
After another half hour, the family returned home and that was when Steele called a neighbor, who is a nurse, for help.
the nurse immediately realized the child was dead, but called 911 anyway. the girl, also named Kathleen Steele, was officially pronounced dead at the General Hospital in St. Petersburg.
Gualtiari says the girl had probably been dead hours when his mother realized
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