(Memphis) According to autopsy records, the death of 7-week-old Aniston Walker was caused by ‘homicidal violence.’
Walker’s mother Andrea, is charged with first-degree murder in perpetration of aggravated child abuse and first-degree murder in perpetration of child neglect.
The autopsy found no injury or illness which would result in death. There were no drugs or medications in Aniston’s system.
The medical examiner found the death was from intentional violence of ‘undetermined type.’
“If there are no injuries, why is it a homicide as opposed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome,” said Leslie Ballin, Andrea Walker’s attorney.
Andrea Walker originally told people she took another child to school and left Aniston home with her 3-year-old son on January 9. She said when she came home Aniston wasn’t there.
A month later, on February 16th, the little girl was found face down in a ditch on Singleton Parkway.
“The question must be asked: how did this child die? Why did this child die? As far as an element of homicide charge, it has to be death other than accidental means,” said Ballin.
We asked for a comment from the medical examiner, but she did not want to do an interview.