On Oct. 7, Alfreda Giedrojc, 61, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 6-month-old granddaughter. The murderous grannie was babysitting the infant in her suburban Chicago home when prosecutors say she beat the baby with a sledgehammer and then slit the child’s throat with a carving knife.
According to CNN, the baby was visiting grandma’s house on Sunday in the southwestern Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn, while the baby’s father was helping with repairs on a house in the area. The baby’s grandfather, Giedrojc’s husband, accompanied the baby’s father to help with repairs to that house.
The two were only gone for a short time on Sunday, according to police.
While her husband was away, Giedrojc laid the child on the floor, pulled a sledgehammer from a nearby closet and swung it down on her head and body several times.
She then picked the baby up and used a carving knife to slit her throat when she was still alive …
Police in Oak Lawn have not revealed a reason or a motive for the horrific killing, and didn’t find any evidence of prior arrests or prior evidence of mental illness on the part of the grandmother.
The South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force identified the slain infant as 6-month-old Vivian Summers.
“I have never seen anything like this. It’s a tragedy,” Oak Lawn Police Chief Michael Murray said at a Monday news conference. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. This is going to be a very difficult time for everybody.” ~ CBS
A spokesperson for the Cook County State's Attorney's office said that after Giedrojc was charged on Monday, she was ordered to be held without bail.
For more on the tragic tale of Alfreda Giedrojc and baby Vivian Summers, see the video accompanying this article.
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