Teenage aunt, babysitter charged in death of 4-month-old niece

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Posted at 9:21 PM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 11:10:56-04

STEWART COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — The teenage aunt of a 4-month-old baby has been charged with the baby's death.

19-year-old Abbie-Louise Buckley is charged with murder and aggravated child abuse following the death of her 4-month-old niece.

Investigators say Buckley was babysitting the child, when she shook and then threw the child against a wall when the baby wouldn't stop crying.

Authorities say Buckley called 911 when the infant lost consciousness.

When paramedics arrived on scene, the baby had died.

A medical examiner found the 4-month-old died of a fractured skull.

Buckley is currently being held in the Stewart County Jail without bond.