Mom spin-dries 10-yr-old, baby dies

In a freak instance in the US, a ten-day-old baby girl died after her mother placed the newborn into a washing machine. The infant was dicovered inside inside the top loading washing machine after...

world Updated: Nov 09, 2010 01:39 IST

A ten-day-old baby girl in the US died after her mother placed the newborn into a washing machine as it went through an entire spin cycle.

Lyndsey Fiddler from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, put her daughter into the washing machine along with a pile of laundry, reports the Daily Mail.

The tiny baby was inside the top loading washing machine for up to 40 minutes before she was discovered.

A relative who called in to see Fiddler found her passed out and the baby, called Maggie May, missing.

She also heard a strange sound from the washing machine and when she opened the door found the crumpled body of Maggie mixed in with the clothes.

Police have charged Fiddler with second-degree manslaughter after initially arresting her on drug charges.

MotherBartlesville Police Chief Tom Holland said Coshatt had called in Fiddler, who has two other boys, to see how she was coping with her newborn daughter.

The infant's father, Benjamin Trammel, said he couldn't believe his girlfriend deliberately killed their daughter.

"Inside my heart, I can't believe Lyndsey would have hurt our little girl. I don't believe it in my heart to be honest with you," said Trammel.

First Published: Nov 08, 2010 16:55 IST