|Birth: ||Sep. 24, 2007|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 2008|
Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle newspaper reports
Vanyel's mother denied killing her infant daughter.
A coroner reported that an autopsy did not definitively indicate the cause of death, but ruled out Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The autopsy also found bruising on the baby's brain, suggesting a "lethal event" had taken place shortly before her death. Several of the baby's ribs had also been fractured, which the coroner said were "consistent with abuse."
At least three people, including the nurse that cared for Vanyel after her birth, told police that Anderson was indifferent and sometimes aggressive to her infant daughter.
Two friends said they witnessed Anderson roll Vanyel in a blanket so tightly that the child "would have difficulty breathing and would gasp for air."
During an interview with a Bozeman detective, Anderson maintained that she did not kill her daughter. The morning the baby died, she told the detective, Anderson said she "was tired, I don't know if I laid her down hard, light … I didn't throw her down." She also speculated that her toddler might have been inadvertently responsible for her sister's death.
And she also told the detective that she was depressed "and may have forgotten to take her medication and may have suffered from temporary insanity."
"I just felt like I had no control over anything in my life," she said.
Incredibly, the detective is responsible for a murderer getting off scott-free. Instead of reading the Miranda rights at the time of her arrest, he ended by saying "It's the TV talk". That meant ALL of the murderer's statements she made the day of her daughter's murder could not be used against her.
Created by: Renae✫
Record added: Nov 04, 2013
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