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Cops: Grandma sledgehammered baby

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OAK LAWN — Left to babysit her 6-month-old granddaughter, a suburban Chicago woman instead turned on the infant, bludgeoning her and cutting her throat, prosecutors said Monday.

Alfreda Giedrojc is being held without bail after a court appearance Monday afternoon, said Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. She was charged with first-degree murder in the death of her granddaughter, Simonton said.

grandmotherThe girl’s father brought her to Giedrojc’s home in the southwestern suburb of Oak Lawn on Sunday while he helped with repairs on a nearby home, Simonton told CNN.

“Her father and grandfather had stepped out of the grandparents’ house for a short time when this horrific event took place,” Oak Lawn police said in a written statement on the death.

While her husband was away, Giedrojc laid the child on the floor, pulled a sledgehammer from a nearby closet and swung it down on her head and body several times. She then picked the baby up and used a carving knife to slit her throat when she was still alive, Simonton said.

Oak Lawn Det. Mike Kaufmann said the 61-year-old Giedrojc expressed remorse for the child’s death when questioned, and investigators have found no record of previous arrests or mental illness.

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5 comments

  • MAJ

    Leave me in a room with her…just give me a sledge and a drill….that's all I need, a blowtorch if you can spare it….please.

  • EClark

    death penalty woudl be in order, for a inoocent baby..poor baby..little family starting everyone happy. I bet the father wished he never did those home repairs, or the mother stayed home that day to take care of baby. Cant trust anyone with your loved ones. No history or reports of mental illness or anytthing. Yea Death penalty!!! She knows what she did! I think anyone who does this on children, becuase they are innocent and helpless, they deserve to die the way they inflicted death on others. That is equal, and fair. That would be a turn of the century!