An Indiana couple has been charged in the death of the woman’s toddler daughter, 23-month-old Paisley Husdon. Paisley died on July 28 from multiple blunt force injuries and two liver lacerations that caused stomach bleeding. The child also suffered a skull fracture and many bruises, with the coroner telling People that it took two hours to count all of the bruises on her body.
Paisley’s mother, Kayla Hudson, claims she found the child “cold and lifeless” in a motel bed the morning she died, according to court documents. Hudson didn’t call 911, but reportedly attempted CPR and put Paisley in a tub of hot water to revive her. She then drove the child to a hospital, where she was declared dead, according to a report from FOX59.
Hudson’s boyfriend, Ryan Ramirez, was charged with Paisley’s murder, while Hudson was charged with felony neglect of a dependent causing death. The couple gave different accounts to police about the time leading up to Paisley’s death, with Ramirez saying that he and Paisley went to the Buffalo Wild Wings where Hudson worked to pick her up, then returned to the Red Roof Inn they were staying at.
According to court documents, Ramirez claimed he changed the child’s diaper and put her in a playpen, with the couple then watching TV until he checked on Paisley at 3 a.m. Between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., Hudson reportedly woke up to find the child unresponsive and cold.
Hudson, however, told police that she went to Walmart when they arrived back at the motel, buying supplies to hide bruises on Paisley’s three-year-old brother Riley, and later went out again for food and cigarettes, before returning to watch TV and check on Paisley at 6 a.m.
Hudson maintained in court that she had “nothing to do with” Paisley’s death. If convicted of the neglect charge, Hudson could face up to 40 years in prison and Ramirez could be sentenced up to 65 years in prison if convicted of the child’s murder. Additionally, he faces up to 16 years in prison on the neglect charges.
Among the many people who weighed in with comments on the Daily Mail‘s coverage of the story were those who were understandably devastated by this tragedy, with one person simply stating: “There is a special place in hell for those who abuse children.”
Another commenter remarked: “And this is exactly why I’m all for the death penalty. People like that don’t deserve life, they’re not human in my eyes, therefore, they shouldn’t be treated like one. Anyone who does that to children make me sick to the pit of my stomach. That little baby girl was as innocent as innocence can get and all she could do was sit there in agony and take the abuse of what these monsters did to her. RIP little angel.”
One commenter noted: “There are so many people that would have been happy to take this baby! These monster parents that keep killing their kids, should just hand them over to someone else and let them have a better life!”
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