Ohio mother faces homicide expenses after child dies alone

A Ohio Mother has been charged with murder in the death of her 16-month-old daughter after reportedly leaving the infant home for over a week while going on holiday without her.

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Ohio mother returned home from trips to Puerto Rico and Detroit to find her toddler dead

say cops Kristel Candelario31, admitted to abandoning the little girl, jailynAlone at her home in Cleveland for eight days, “completely alone and unsupervised.”

An affidavit obtained by WKYC shows that she had traveled to Puerto Rico and Detroit on vacation without the child. The child was not left without food or water.

When she returned home around June 16, Candelario reportedly found Jailyn unconscious and “extremely dehydrated,” she told investigators.

Authorities added that the infant’s body was said to be in a state of chaos.

“[The girl’s playpen had]soiled blankets and a pad saturated with urine and feces,” the affidavit reads.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a press release from the Cleveland Police Department.

Two days later, on June 18, Candelario was arrested and charged with murder, online court filings show.

HORRIBLE – An Ohio mother has been charged with murder after leaving her 16-month-old baby at home for a week while vacationing in Puerto Rico and Detroit.

Cleveland’s Kristel Candelario left her baby at home alone in a pack and play June 8-16.

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— Amiri King (@AmiriKing) June 21, 2023

Neighbors react to tragic news: ‘I hope she pays for what she did to her daughter’

Neighbors were speechless when they heard the news.

“Jailyn really didn’t deserve what happened to her. She was amazing and really adorable and I miss her a lot,” a 13-year-old neighbor of the outlet said.

Several told WKYC that Candelario had asked her to take care of Jailyn in the past and didn’t understand why she hadn’t asked her for help again.

A woman who only asked to be identified by her first name, Suleym, was one of those neighbors who looked after Jailyn while Candelario was away. She said that while Suleym was taking care of the child, the young mother sometimes stayed away from them for days and weeks.

“We were absolutely heartbroken. We loved Jailyn very much,” Suleym said.

Her daughter, Iris, told WKYC, “I wish she would pay for what she did to her daughter.”

According to authorities, Kristel Candelario admitted vacationing in Puerto Rico and Detroit while her daughter went for days without food and water. https://t.co/6JHwPERYM2

— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) June 23, 2023

Young mother fired from her job as an elementary school teacher after being arrested and stuck on $1 million bail

WEWS-TV reports that Candelario has been working as a construction contractor at a Cleveland elementary school since November 2022.

The school has since released a statement confirming that she has been fired, News 5 Cleveland reports.

“Based on recent reports of charges filed against Kristel Candelario, a building contractor at Citizens Academy Glenville, since November 2022, we have terminated her employment effective immediately…”

Meanwhile, online court filings for Ohio show Candelario is currently being held on a $1 million bond, WKYC reports.

The Cuyahoga County coroner as of Friday (June 23) has not determined the exact cause of Jailyn’s death. According to the medium, her mother’s case is expected to eventually go before a grand jury.

Her next court date is scheduled for June 28 at 8:30 a.m

This is an evolving story. Be sure to visit again The Shadow Room for further updates as they become available.

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