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Woman faces murder charges after dropping a 4-month-old baby multiple times earlier in the week, before it died on Sunday night.

Police received a call shortly after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday about an unresponsive child at Melissa Clark’s home according to an affidavit, reports KOCO.

A murder charge has been filed against Clark in connection with the incident.

The accused told officers that she laid the baby down for a nap and later heard the 4-month-old girl making a gurgling sound and found her limp and unresponsive, the affidavit said. She began to perform CPR on the baby and called 911.

The baby was taken to hospital and put on life support. She died Sunday night.

Doctor’s found that the baby had a head injury related to abusive head trauma and brain bleeding, the affidavit said. The doctor concluded that the injuries were consistent with child abuse.

The accused told an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent Wednesday that she was holding the baby in her left arm when the 4-month-old fell, according to the affidavit. She said she did not drop the baby and that the baby landed on her left elbow and both knees.

She told the agent that the baby was not injured in the fall and that she cried because she was scared, the affidavit said.

The affidavit said Clark told the agent that she was making coffee around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when she was holding the baby again when she somehow dropped and hit the tile floor. She believed the baby landed on her head on a thin black rug.

She tried consoling the baby, who cried for about five minutes, the affidavit said. The baby had a small red mark on the back of her head, and Clark didn’t think there was anything wrong with her.

Clark noticed around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday that the baby was close to falling asleep, so she placed the 4-month-old girl on a blanket on the floor so she could sleep.

Twenty minutes later, the accused heard a gurgling sound as if the baby was choking on fluids, the affidavit said. The baby was limp, unresponsive and wasn’t breathing.

She claimed she tried to get the baby to respond and said she threw her into a bouncy seat, according to the affidavit. The baby’s body hit a metal bar on the bouncy seat and she fell to the floor again.

Clark said she was stressed when she threw the baby, citing that she felt like a loser because of marriage, financial and family problems, the affidavit said.

She was released from Cleveland County Jail after posting a $75,000 bond.

We hope this woman feels the full brunt of the law.

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  • This is just awful, should never have happened. What is she doing working in childcare? So wrong.

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  • not ok stringent testing of people caring for children should be priority…..

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  • Unfit people to be in any welfare jobs for young and old and anywhere inbetween special checks are carried out but this typpe of thing and insane cruelty must be stopped. Surely someone saw her hurting a child? notsafe at child care horrific for the family my greatest sympathy I send

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  • If she is telling the truth at all and I highly doubt it, when she saw the red mark on teh baby’s head she should have called an ambulance and then called the baby’s parents – at least one of them.

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  • How horrible. As a mum with kids in care I could not think of anything worse than getting a call like that. I can’t believe that anyone could be so messed up that they could hurt an innocent child and as working parents in an expensive world we are forced to put our trust in these strangers when anyone of them could be a potential murderer!

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  • They trusted their child with this woman. If she was having problems she should never have looked after any children. How can you drop a 4 month old so many times and think it’s all okay. I hope she cops the full brunt of the law.

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  • This makes me feel so very sad and very angry and puzzled at the same time. What type of training or knowledge did this woman have in child care? Common sense would tell you if a baby fell you get a doctor straight away!

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  • Noooooooo. This is so sad and tragic for the poor baby’s family. What kind of woman/person allows this to happen to a poor, helpless baby?

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  • Omg poor parents! That’s so sad. I’m so angry when I read stories like this. That woman should be in the prison for the rest of her life!

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  • I cannot believe this happens in this day and age. To think you can trust someone with your child and then for them to end up dead is unbelievable. I feel for the damily

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  • That is so terrible. My heart breaks for the babies family

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  • Awful, just awful ! Poor child and poor parents of this child….they must be devastated ! May God bless them !!

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  • This is my worst nightmare and the reason why I am dreading having to put my 15 month old in daycare.

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  • My God in heaven, who is protecting these dear children. I may offend some people here, but that is why I chose to stay home and raise my children myself and not leave them in day care facilities or people’s homes. You don’t thoroughly know these people or who are given the right and privilege of taking care of your children, or what they are capable of. These are YOUR children, the ones YOU carried and bore, and they deserve to be treated with utmost consideration, love and care, not thrown about or dropped to the floor because some irresponsible person like her who should never have been given that kind of responsibility given her explanation of having marriage and financial problems. My deepest sympathy is extended to the parents on the loss of their little girl who didn’t deserve to die like this and should have received better, humane care. Shame on that wicked woman, I hope she feels the full brunt of the law and is made to suffer immeasurable consequences for what she did to this sweet child. Parents, think about where and who you leave your children with, their safety is YOUR responsibility and if you lose them you don’t get a second chance, they are gone from this earth and your family forever. Having children means making sacrifices and if it means that they are better off with either of their parents staying at home with them, then I believel that is the better choice. Unfortunately too many people put materialism before parenting. Ask yourself, what do I want, the pleasures of life or children who could make your life more pleasant. Life is more important than objects and they are better off with the people who really care for them than strangers. Your children are your legacy, think about it!!!


    • Yes I 100% go along with what you wrote it is so sad that so many people have been effected by what happened GOD BLESS everyone

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  • What a pity that those who hired her didn’t fully investigate the woman before she was hired. I feel so sorry for the parents of this poor 4 month old child that they had left in her care. This sort of thing just should not happen in this day and age.

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