A South Dakota woman has confessed to killing a 5-year-old boy by repeatedly kicking his stomach and stomping on his abdomen during a Monday vicious attack.
Julia Lee Carter, 21-year-old, called police to report an unresponsive child who wasn’t breathing. She said that she was transporting him to Queen of Peace Hospital.
The toddler was declared dead upon arriving at the emergency room. An autopsy ruled his cause of death as “a significant blunt force trauma to the abdomen.”
Carter, whose relationship with the victim remains unspecified, admitted to assaulting him and kicking his abdomen for at least five times. She was charged with first degree-manslaughter and abuse or cruelty to a minor.