UPDATE: Ariel Smith Declared Competent In Dryer Killing
On Thursday, January 10th, 2009 a grand jury ruled that the 19-year-old Arielle Smith should stand trial on a second degree murder charge after she was ruled mentally competent. She was initially arrested and charged with one count of first-degree murder, but a judge found sufficient evidence to reduce the charge to second-degree murder, which means she could spend the rest of her life in prison. Arielle remains in the JPCC Correctional Center in lieu of a $500,000 bond.
New Case Details Courtesy Of Our Friend In New Orleans
Thanks to an anonymous source, we have some exclusive details concerning 2008’s Babysitter of the Year, Ariel Smith. It seems this spur of the moment act of frustration may have had its roots in an old resentment.
At one point, Ariel and her boyfriend lived together with Andre Jenkins (the deceased baby) and his Mother, Father and two older siblings. According to my information, Ariel had grown up with the Father, and it was a close, happy little household.
Unfortunately, as sometimes happens, there was a falling out between the members of this blended family, and everyone parted ways.
On September 11th, 2008, Ariel Smith received a call from Andre’s mother asking her to babysit her three children. Ariel was a little annoyed that she would ask a favor of her after the breakup, but for the sake of the children she agreed. She went to pick up the kids, and then spent some time waiting in line for free food stamps the state was giving away after Hurricane Gustav.
What happened after that remains a mystery. At first, according to my source, it appeared she was going to go with the insanity defense, but now it seems she’s dropped that idea in favor of blaming it on her boyfriend.
So here’s how Ariel’s new story’s gonna go, as near as I can put it together: The boyfriend, who goes by the name of Joseph, gets tired of Andre’s constant whining, and, still smarting about the falling out between the two families, loses his temper, throws the little baby into the clothes dryer and turns it on.
Eventually the child stops crying and Ariel takes him out of the dryer. When they realize he’s dead and see the condition of the body, Ariel tells Joe to take off, and she makes up the original B.S. story about spilling boiling water on him.
So there you have it. I have complete confidence in my source, and although I’ve camouflaged what I know to protect the innocent, I have run the actual facts by admin, and he agrees they pass the smell test. You, the reader, have to decide for yourself if this scenario works for you.
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