Daycare worker charged in 8-month-old's death in court

Posted at 7:37 AM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 07:37:16-04

A daycare worked charged in an 8-month-old's death heads to court Tuesday. 23-year-old Leah Walden is set to be arraigned.

Back in May Walden told Baltimore City police she fed Reese Bowman, wrapped her in a blanket, and put her down for a nap. Walden then returned about 45 minutes later to check on the baby only to find her not breathing. She then alerted co-workers and then called police. 

But officers found surveillance video from Rocket Tiers Learning Center they say shows Walden smothering, swinging and slapping the baby. “Reese Bowman in my opinion was tortured,” said Baltimore City Police Chief Stanley Brandford, who described the video as "disturbing".

Walden is charged with child abuse, assault, and murder.