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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. A mother arrested on a canada goose outlet uk sale neglect charge in the death of her three canada goose outlet reviews month old infant daughter appeared intoxicated canadian goose jacket when police found her, investigators say.
Today, prosecutors officially charged the mother Rachel McAfee with canada goose factory outlet neglect of a dependent causing death.
When officers arrived, they found the car wasn’t Canada Goose Parka running, the vehicle was out of gas, and the battery was dead. canada goose outlet online uk McAfee’s baby daughter, Emma, was on the official canada goose outlet passenger side floorboard; the baby was “cold to the touch and appeared to be deceased,” according to court documents.
Police said the temperature at the time was nine degrees.
Emma (Photo provided by family)
Police canada goose outlet toronto factory found a bottle of rum in canada goose factory sale the vehicle Canada Goose Jackets and said McAfee. He admitted uk canada goose outlet early on his wife struggled with alcoholism and depression.
“She’s drank canada goose outlet canada since I’ve known her, but it’s gotten out of control the last couple of buy canada goose jacket cheap years. That’s kind of when all this started spiraling,” said John McAfee.
In fact, police reports show just last week officers were called to check on Rachel’s emotional welfare and John told police, “Rachel is known to drink alcohol until she passes cheap canada goose out.”
Her canada goose outlet store uk husband also said Emma didn’t make it to her last scheduled doctor’s appointing on Feb. 22 because his wife had consumed too much alcohol and passed out.
The probable cause affidavit continues that Rachel, ” Had short term memory loss about the death of her child and no concept of canada goose outlet new york city time.”
One local attorney says https://www.rheingoenheim-info.de that may complicate the case.
“Did she know for instance if the car was canada goose clearance sale going to run out of gas instead of keeping the child warm? What did she know canada goose outlet black friday and when did she know it,” said attorney John Tompkins.
Attorney Tompkins isn’t connected to the case but says because alcoholism and depression are mental health disorders, McAfee may not have legally understood what she was doing.
“What they’ll have to show again is McAfee knew that she was endangering the child. So again the question becomes what was the last thing she knew and canada goose outlet shop when did she know it,” said Tompkins.
Still, prosecutors say the death of baby Emma comes with a simple message.
“You are canada goose uk shop responsible for the welfare of your child. There are mitigating circumstances here, but ultimately as a parent you are responsible for your child,” said Curry.
A doctor who examined Emma found “signs that are consistent with cold related deaths,” according to court documents. The Marion County Coroner’s Office said autopsy results are pending.
McAfee was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition, police said, and was being treated for frostbite. Her car was less than.1 mile from where her in laws live.
McAfee, however, was no canada goose outlet longer wearing her coat; the witness saw her lying across the center console. She appeared to be breathing, and the witness called 911.
FOX59 showed the probable cause to both Rachel’s husband and father. They had not seen the charges. They both said they were in the process of hiring an attorney and didn’t want to comment any more.