Police: Mother admits to starving daughter, dumping body

Police: Mother admits to starving daughter, dumping body
Police say a Maryland woman accused of starving her 15-month-old daughter for more than three weeks has been charged with first-degree murder. (Source: WTOC)

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Police say a Maryland woman accused of starving her 15-month-old daughter for more than three weeks has been charged with first-degree murder.

The Montgomery County Police Department on Thursday said 23-year-old Kiearra Tolson admitted to placing her daughter’s body in a pillowcase and trash bags after she died last month.

Authorities say she then discarded the child’s body in a nearby dumpster.

Police say the Silver Spring woman also told authorities that she had starved her daughter, Blair Niles, for approximately three-and-a-half weeks.

The child’s father told investigators that he last saw Blair on April 17 and hadn’t had any contact with Tolson since then.

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