Florida babysitter arrested in Texas on homicide charge in 1985 case
Rokna:A babysitter arrested 36 years ago for the attempted murder of an infant is now facing a homicide charge after the victim died of their injuries.
Hollywood Police said U.S. Marshals arrested 59-year-old Terry Delores McKirchy on July 2 after a grand jury handed down an indictment for homicide.
Police initially arrested McKirchy in 1984 for attempted murder. According to the arrest report, police responded to Plantation General Hospital on June 3, 1984, regarding a report of child abuse. Doctors said the 5-month-old baby had trauma to their head, which caused the brain to bleed. Doctors said the baby showed signs of "shaken head syndrome." Police said the mother left the infant with McKirchy, who at the time said the baby fell off the couch.
The victim, Benjamin Dowling, died of his injuries in 2019.
McKirchy faces life in prison.