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Maryland Nanny to Serve 15 Years for Force-Feeding 8-Month-Old Girl Until She Choked

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    Former Nanny Sentenced to Prison After Baby's Death

    A woman was convicted of murder for force-feeding a baby and sentenced to 15 years in prison. News 4's Tracee Wilkins reports. (Published Friday, May 3, 2019)

    A Maryland nanny convicted of forcefully feeding a baby girl two bottles and killing her is set to spend the next 15 years in prison.

    Oluremi Adeleye, 73, was a live-in nanny at a couple's home in Prince George's County when one 8-month-old Enita Salubi died on Oct. 26, 2016.

    Adeleye was asleep on a couch inside the house when the baby, who was in a walker, began crying and woke the nanny, police said.

    Police said a video surveillance camera shows the nanny tried to feed the baby, but without success. Adeleye then pulled the baby from her walker, removed the nipple from her bottle and forcefully fed her, police said.

    Maryland Nanny Arrested in Death of 8-Month-Old Girl

    [DC] Maryland Nanny Arrested in Death of 8-Month-Old Girl
    A Maryland nanny has been charged in the asphyxiation death of a baby girl in her care. According to the charging documents filed in Prince George's County, 66-year-old Oluremi Oyindasola allegedly force-fed two bottles to the baby and the child choked to death. News 4's Chris Gordon reports.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016)

    Adeleye poured "eight ounces of milk down the child's throat in less than 30 seconds, essentially drowning her," the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office said in a release.

    On Friday, Adeleye was sentenced to 40 years in prison with all but 15 years suspended.

    The baby appeared to squirm and resist while being fed the first bottle, and then Adeleye forced the contents of a second bottle into her mouth, documents said.

    After the baby became unresponsive, Adeleye called the baby's father, who dialed 911 as he raced home.

    Enita Salubi was rushed to a hospital, where she died.

    Clifton Wanzer, a neighbor, said he saw the little girl's father carry her to an ambulance.

    She was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

    Adeleye was found guilty of second-degree murder, first-degree child abuse and second-degree child abuse in February.

    Editor's Note: Adeleye's last name was Oyindasola at the time of the baby's death.