( 4UMF NEWS ) Mother Kills Toddler With Hair Dryer:
The lifeless body of Rebelle Rose Keene was found in her bed, covered in third-degree burns.
Carroll was drunk at the time of the young girl’s death, police said.
She had been on a night out, arriving back at their Arcata, California home in the early hours of the morning. The mother took a shower, before falling asleep on her bed next to her daughter, while a hair dryer continued to run.
Baby Rebelle was found dead six hours later, having gone into shock as a result of her horrific burns, times-standard.com reported.
Bizarrely, Carroll has said she finds the sound of the blow dryer comforting, that it helps her to sleep. She had been known to leave it running overnight before, Assistant Humboldt County District Attorney Kelly Neel told the court during her hearing on Monday.
Carroll now faces up to four years in prison and will be sentenced on July 27. She has had run-ins with the law in the past, pleading guilty to reckless driving in 2011 and in May this year to misdemeanor DUI in a separate case.