HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A Huntsville woman has been charged with capital murder in connection with the death of her 2-year-old daughter.
Huntsville Police were called to an apartment on Sugar Mill Circle for a welfare check and spoke with Laccuina Braithwaite, 25, on Wednesday.
When they went into the home, officers found a child floating unresponsive in the bathtub and immediately began CPR. Court records released on Friday show that investigators believe Braithwaite drowned her daughter in a tub full of cold water and olive oil.
HEMSI emergency crews took the child to Huntsville Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Braithwaite tried to run from officers but was caught by police on Huntsville City Schools property near Challenger School.
She was booked into the Madison County Jail with no bond set.