Aleesha Walker, 29, earlier pleaded guilty in Pierce County Superior Court to second-degree murder in the death of Noah Sanford.
On March 30, 2012, Walker called 911 about 7 a.m. and told the operator she had just “murdered her child,” court documents stated. She told the operator she struck the child’s head on a dresser and made a comment about smothering him. She also said that voices in her head had been telling her to hurt the boy.
When officers arrived on the scene, they saw the toddler, naked on the floor with dried blood spots on his face.
“God know what I did,” Walker allegedly told officers at the scene. “I’m bad for doing what I did, I did it to my baby. He’s gone.”
A Pierce County medical examiner said the autopsy showed that the boy had suffered head injuries, but that they were not fatal and the likely cause of death was smothering.