A Florida woman was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after she allegedly tossed her 4-year-old daughter into a river.
Shakayla “Kayla” Denson, 26, was arrested on Thursday when Tampa Bay police received a call about a little girl that had been thrown into the Hillsborough River, according to a press release from the Tampa Bay Police Department.
Denson’s daughter, Je’Hyrah Daniels, was found unconscious in the water about 75 feet from shore. Despite emergency personnel’s attempts to revive her, she was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Tampa Bay police allegedly saw Denson walking nearby and took her into custody. Denson had allegedly stolen a grey Nissan Altima from a vehicle repair store, drove to the Hillsborough River where she waded into the water with her daughter, police said in the release.
Once in the water, Denson allegedly threw her daughter into the river and began to walk out.