Chicago-area mother of three charged with murdering 9-month-old


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A Joliet, Illinois woman is being charged with the murder of a 9-month-old baby.

According to a WGN report, police said Shanquilla Garvey was staying at the Bel-Air Motel in Joliet, Ill., when she called 911 for help, allegedly saying her baby girl was unresponsive.

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According to Joliet police, the 9-month old had bruises as well as a fractured skull the news outlet reported.

WGN reported that allegedly, Garvey threw the baby into a drawer and then onto the floor.

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The woman is being held without bond, according to the news outlet.

Garvey’s two other children are currently in the custody of child welfare, according to WGN.

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