Mother pleads guilty to murder of crying infant

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Bobbie Derryberry

WEST PLAINS, MO (AP) – A south-central Missouri woman will be sentenced in May for the death of an infant she admitted dropping because the baby wouldn’t stop crying.

KYTV reports 21-year-old Bobbie Derryberry, of Mountain View, pleaded guilty this week in Howell County Circuit Court to second-degree murder. Other charges were dropped.

Derryberry was accused of killing her 5-month-old daughter, Autumn Nash, in June 2013. Hospital records showed the baby had a fractured skull, broken ribs and extensive bruising.

Investigators said Derryberry told officers she dropped the baby to the floor because she wouldn’t stop crying. She also hit the child two or three times on the back, face and nose.

Derryberry had two other children who were placed with a guardian in 2011 after Derryberry was convicted of child endangerment.
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Information from: KYTV-TV, http://www.ky3.com

11 comments

  • middleman

    To get a baby to stop crying, first make sure there are no medical problems. Make sure it is clean and fed. Hold it, and love it, and speak softly to it while massaging gently its back or forehead. Works every time

    • Tara

      For normal people, someone like this should never have children. I think it’s ridiculous how much red tape loving families go through to just adopt a child when some idiot like this can just get pregnant by the drop of a hat. Just plan sickening! Sorry to vent but this is the 3rd post i’ve seen about a so called “parent” killing a a child. I myself went through so much to just carry my daughter to term and I could never begin to imagine why or how anyone could do something so heinous.

  • Tara

    THIS IS SICKENING!!!!!! EASY FIX……STOOOOOOP HAVING BABIES!!!!!! I’M SO SICK OF READING ABOUT ALL THESE STUPID YOUNG “LITTLE GIRLS” HAVING INNOCENT BABIES AND KILLING/HARMING THEM!!!! THEY DIDN’T ASK TO BE BROUGHT INTO THIS WOLD AND IF YOU CAN’T TAKE CARE OR HANDLE THE HUGE RESPONSIBILITY OF REARING, CARING, LOVING AND MOST OF ALL PROTECTING A CHILD THEN……….KEEP YOUR LEGS CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GRRR THIS MAKES ME SO ANGRY!!!!!!!!

  • Wayne Roberson

    Her sentence should be to be taken to the top of a 4 story building, punched in the face a few times then dropped from the roof….punishment should fit the crime!

  • momma sandstedt72

    She needs to be fixed. She lost 2 to the state and killed a 3rd. Thank God sshe is going away until she is too old to have any mor

    • mac

      Unfortunately, if this ends up like most of these cases, she’ll get a few years and then released while she’s still young enough to do have another poor child and do it again. How about giving them the same number of years in prison that they took from these children they kill? II’d like to see a legislator propose that bill!
      Sterilize these poor excuses for human beings while they’re in prison. Innocent children don’t deserve this!

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