Mother Charged With Killing 7-Week-Old Baby Could Face Death Penalty

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(Memphis) The mother accused of killing her 7-week-old baby could face the death penalty.

Andrea Walker faced a judge Tuesday being charged with first-degree murder.

"She is not cooperating with us at this point. She is not making any additional statements to us," said MPD Director Toney Armstrong. "It's tough. You know I'm a father myself, and it is pretty tough."

Armstrong said Walker isn't confessing to killing baby Aniston, but when police found her little girl face down in a ditch in Millington Sunday, they put Walker in handcuffs.

Walker is charged with first-degree murder in perpetration of aggravated child abuse and first-degree murder in perpetration of child neglect.

Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich explained her charges like this: "If you go into a bank to commit a robbery, and during the course of that robbery, you shoot a teller. You didn't walk into that bank intending to kill someone. You intended to commit a robbery, but during the course of committing the robbery, you killed someone. That's what perpetration of a felony means."

According to state law, Walker could face the death penalty, life in prison, or life with parole.

Until Weirich makes her decision, police are waiting on an autopsy report, and they aren't ruling out any possibilities.

Armstrong said there could be more charges and more people involved in the crime. No word on when the autopsy report will be ready.

"Again, the investigation continues. it would have been extremely helpful if she provided additional information to the events that occurred leading up to this child's death," said Armstrong.

Walker told police she left the baby home with her 3-year-old son when she took her 5-year-old to school.

When she got home, baby Aniston wasn't there.

She was originally charged with aggravated child abuse.

Weirich said she is meeting with Walker's attorney to discuss if those charges will be thrown out.


  • Randy Brown

    She needs to be hanged and then thrown out on the side of the road herself there is no room on this earth for people like her. Sick Sick Sick. Just can’t imagine.

  • Danielle S.

    This is really sad. If u look at the picture of baby aniston she looked afraid from that photo. She knew in those eyes she was in the hands of a low life light skinned red bone crazy b*tch. They say they’re crazy Right????

  • ihateallthingssnowbeastattiud

    This is america jack! No matter how horrendous the alleged crime a trial is in order take that third world lynch mob stuff to Russia. Its a whole lot to this I suspect. Amy weinrich will get to the bottom of it

  • Don

    She should be taken to the place where the baby was found and put her in the ditch face down, the needle isn’t good enough for the likes of her.

  • Terrie

    Hmmm…wonder if she’s protecting the babys daddy? No, they said he wasnt a suspect. The autopsy will tell what she isnt saying.

  • ihateallthingssnowbeastattiud

    The lady knew she was facing first degree murder and did not run in fact she turned herself in with the lawyer and if you unthinking buffons had a brain you would know innoncent or guilt is determined by evidence not what you think if she did it she will be punished you never give police statments w/o an attorney regardless of guilt or innocence.

  • ihateallthingssnowbeastattiud

    If ms. Walker committed this crime she will be duly punished. The ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR SHELBY COUNTY is no light weight. You dont prosecute ppl on emotion only on fact and provable evidence. Save your fake outrage.Donate a dime or time to any group that helps stop this type of foolishness. This is a heinous crime but this is America good or bad that’s what our jury system is for. Grow up!

  • Helen Carter

    I don’t know what I would do if I was in this position, my prayers to everyone involved. Please take note on (I).

  • Amanda

    In my personal opinion, I don’t think she did it. But I do think she needs to be punished. She covered this up. When you leave a 3 yr old alone with a 7 week old bad things happen. Who knows the baby could have started screaming and that 3 yr old went to go make her be quiet, put a pillow over her face and BAM!! shes gone. Mom comes home and covers the whole thing up to protect her other child. Who know this is only one possibility

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