Mother Tries To Kill Baby In The Hospital When No One Was Looking
A young mother is accused of trying to kill her own baby at a hospital.
Police arrested Alexis Felton, but they’re not yet saying what drove her to try to kill her baby.
According to the police report, 22-year-old Alexis Felton walked into her 11-month-old baby’s hospital room at the Florida hospital in Orlando.
While being captured on hospital surveillance video, police say Felton choked and strangled her infant daughter six times, pausing in between and looking around.
At one point the police report gives grizzly details of how the attempted homicide played out.
“Alexis for the fifth time reaches down and chokes/strangles the child. The child again can be heard gasping for breath and choking and can seen kicking its legs in an attempt to get away.”
“Alexis lets go, looks around for the sixth time and reaches down and chokes/strangles the child.”
The incident is said to have happened inside the pediatric intensive care unit at the Florida Hospital.
News 13 learned from those close with the family of Alex Felton that the 11-month-old was being treated for respiratory problems.
After several attempts to choke the child, the police reports goes on to describe the monitors going off from the child’s room, and nurses entering.
Felton was arrested and charged with six counts of attempted homicide; however, on Thursday Judge Thomas Kirkland minimized those counts to just one charge of attempted homicide.
“I find that they are no different than when a person takes a gun and shoots a person six times, there is not a different count for each bullet,” said Judge Kirkland.
The 22-year-old mother was not in court for her first appearance on Thursday.
Felton is being held on suicide watch.
Those close to the family tell News 13 that the 11-month-old is doing ok, and did not sustain serious injuries from the assault.