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Arkansas mom gets 5 years of probation in washing-machine death of daughter

By Brandon Riddle

This article was published May 19, 2017 at 11:28 a.m.


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An Arkansas mom will serve five years probation after pleading guilty in the washing-machine death of her daughter.

Brooke Haney, 25, of Hampton entered the plea on two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor related to two incidents, records filed April 20 in Calhoun County Circuit Court show.

The mother received 60 months of probation for each class D felony count, with the sentences to run concurrently, according to the filing.

Haney told the Hampton Police Department on Oct. 25, 2015, that she had taken a nap around noon with her 3-year-old daughter, Alexis Haney, and Brooklyn, then 10 months old, at a home in the 400 block of Tina Street in Hampton.

Around 1:15 p.m. that day, she awoke to find that Alexis was not in her bedroom, prompting her to search the house.

Haney and a neighbor later found Alexis inside a washing machine, according to the affidavit.

The girl had suffered “scalding and thermal injuries” after the lid to the washing machine was closed and caused a preset cycle to start, authorities said.

Alexis was pronounced dead about an hour later at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado.

One of Haney’s three daughters, whose identity was not released, told police that she and Alexis were routinely asked to help with laundry, Arkansas Online previously reported.

At times, that meant that one of them would climb into the washing machine to get clothes and place them into the dryer, she said.

The second child-endangerment charge stemmed from an Aug. 21, 2015, incident in which Haney was pulled over by a police officer after showing behavior indicative of someone unfit to drive, according to authorities. Her then-7-month-old infant daughter was in the back seat.

Haney failed several field sobriety tests and did not have a valid prescription for pills found at the time, records show.

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YoungHog says... May 19, 2017 at 11:47 a.m.

UNREAL.. the slim can't get any lower with the addiction to drugs.. OH an if unsure.. simply google.. Arkansas-mother-arrested-daughter-dead-washing-machine .. I'm betting Titleist will ghost from this read as well.. ~as is such

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YoungHog says... May 19, 2017 at 11:51 a.m.

Yet SAD.. why just 5 years for a childs death..

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YoungHog says... May 19, 2017 at 11:52 a.m.

and its just probation. .. that's some lawyer

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AuntPetunia says... May 19, 2017 at 12:28 p.m.

Another candidate for sterilization. Hope some competent family member can ensure the safety of the two surviving girls. Lord knows that DHS can't.

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LRDawg says... May 19, 2017 at 1:25 p.m.

Not a good day for children! Queen, Kharma, Titleist, Beartrap....nothing?

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MsShanLPN2B says... May 19, 2017 at 2:14 p.m.

Where's Titleist???

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TimberTopper says... May 19, 2017 at 2:21 p.m.

Yet, there was a Judge in Hot Springs, not on drugs, that his son died as a direct result of the fathers actions. He gets no time, not even probation, and is still a sitting judge. But, I guess that is OK since he is a good well connected Republican. Maybe, that's where the saying justice is blind comes from.

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rubythecat96gmailcom says... May 19, 2017 at 2:47 p.m.

and she ONLY got five years PROBATION ?you have got to be kidding. these addicts are killing their kids. or getting chewed on by rats. Hang the mother by the neck until the life is squeezed out of her. can you imagine what her child suffered while her stoned mom was passed out on the couch. ?

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lrobinson744 says... May 19, 2017 at 2:49 p.m.

Queen, Kharma, Titleist, Beartrap..have nothing to say unless it involves people of color. You know they've read this but can't say black or thug....only no comment!

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CarpeNoctis says... May 19, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Ah, yes, so much better than the woman having an abortion, eh? Remember, we must punish women permanently with a temporary action.

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