KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Law enforcement say a 3-thirty day period-previous infant whose mom dangled him over a balcony at condominium intricate in Knoxville died from his injuries. His mom, 19-12 months-previous Tierra Patrice Williamson now faces to start with degree murder costs in his loss of life.
“The cost that she’s been billed with is to start with degree murder,” claimed Darrell Debusk with the Knoxville Law enforcement Division. “That’s the most really serious cost she can be billed with in this incident. If there are other costs to arrive that will be based on the investigation that is continue to ongoing.”
The get in touch with arrived in all around 8:20 p.m. Friday to an condominium intricate at 1100 Lula Powell Generate. A 911 caller claimed the female was threatening to fall the child, Adrian Prince Howell, Jr. from a third-ground balcony. When police arrived, they discovered the wounded child within the condominium. He was rushed to the medical center, where by he afterwards died.
Law enforcement say the bring about of loss of life was blunt drive trauma to the head.
“Once we are able to job interview her, once we are able to get some supplemental information from the medical practitioners, we hope to be able to place all that jointly to try out to understand why this occurred,” claimed Debusk.
Williamson is continue to currently being taken care of at the medical center underneath guard. The moment she is unveiled from the medical center, she will be taken to the Roger D. Wilson Detention Center where by she will be maintain on $100,000 bond.
The community has place jointly a memorial at the condominium intricate.
“They may well have regarded this child and it hits them pretty tough,” claimed Debusk. “I think if you appear at the way the whole community is reacting this has been pretty devastating.”