Arkansas mom gets 5 years of probation in washing-machine death of daughter

An Arkansas mom will serve five years probation after pleading guilty in the washing-machine death of her daughter.

Brooke Haney, 25, of Hampton entered the plea on two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor related to two incidents, records filed April 20 in Calhoun County Circuit Court show.

The mother received 60 months of probation for each class D felony count, with the sentences to run concurrently, according to the filing.

Haney told the Hampton Police Department on Oct. 25, 2015, that she had taken a nap around noon with her 3-year-old daughter, Alexis Haney, and Brooklyn, then 10 months old, at a home in the 400 block of Tina Street in Hampton.

Around 1:15 p.m. that day, she awoke to find that Alexis was not in her bedroom, prompting her to search the house.

Haney and a neighbor later found Alexis inside a washing machine, according to the affidavit.

The girl had suffered “scalding and thermal injuries” after the lid to the washing machine was closed and caused a preset cycle to start, authorities said.

Alexis was pronounced dead about an hour later at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado.

One of Haney’s three daughters, whose identity was not released, told police that she and Alexis were routinely asked to help with laundry, Arkansas Online previously reported.

At times, that meant that one of them would climb into the washing machine to get clothes and place them into the dryer, she said.

The second child-endangerment charge stemmed from an Aug. 21, 2015, incident in which Haney was pulled over by a police officer after showing behavior indicative of someone unfit to drive, according to authorities. Her then-7-month-old infant daughter was in the back seat.

Haney failed several field sobriety tests and did not have a valid prescription for pills found at the time, records show.


YoungHog says...

UNREAL.. the slim can't get any lower with the addiction to drugs.. OH an if unsure.. simply google.. Arkansas-mother-arrested-daughter-dead-washing-machine .. I'm betting Titleist will ghost from this read as well.. ~as is such

Posted 19 May 2017, 11:47 a.m. Suggest removal

YoungHog says...

Yet SAD.. why just 5 years for a childs death..

Posted 19 May 2017, 11:51 a.m. Suggest removal

YoungHog says...

and its just probation. .. that's some lawyer

Posted 19 May 2017, 11:52 a.m. Suggest removal

AuntPetunia says...

Another candidate for sterilization. Hope some competent family member can ensure the safety of the two surviving girls. Lord knows that DHS can't.

Posted 19 May 2017, 12:28 p.m. Suggest removal

LRDawg says...

Not a good day for children! Queen, Kharma, Titleist, Beartrap....nothing?

Posted 19 May 2017, 1:25 p.m. Suggest removal

MsShanLPN2B says...

Where's Titleist???

Posted 19 May 2017, 2:14 p.m. Suggest removal

TimberTopper says...

Yet, there was a Judge in Hot Springs, not on drugs, that his son died as a direct result of the fathers actions. He gets no time, not even probation, and is still a sitting judge. But, I guess that is OK since he is a good well connected Republican. Maybe, that's where the saying justice is blind comes from.

Posted 19 May 2017, 2:21 p.m. Suggest removal

gagewatcher says...

and she ONLY got five years PROBATION ?you have got to be kidding. these addicts are killing their kids. or getting chewed on by rats. Hang the mother by the neck until the life is squeezed out of her. can you imagine what her child suffered while her stoned mom was passed out on the couch. ?

Posted 19 May 2017, 2:47 p.m. Suggest removal

Lrobin744 says...

Queen, Kharma, Titleist, Beartrap..have nothing to say unless it involves people of color. You know they've read this but can't say black or thug....only no comment!

Posted 19 May 2017, 2:49 p.m. Suggest removal

CarpeNoctis says...

Ah, yes, so much better than the woman having an abortion, eh? Remember, we must punish women permanently with a temporary action.

Posted 19 May 2017, 3 p.m. Suggest removal

BetterSkier says...

Why not adoption as a first choice instead of abortion?

Posted 19 May 2017, 5:02 p.m. Suggest removal

cliffcarson says...

It is so easy to make assumptions about someone that we don't know. But my wife and I do know Brooke and her family. She is not a druggie, she is not irresponsible, she and her family are good people and those children love her and she loves them even more. What happened was an accident that destroyed her and her husband and family. Any mother who has laid down with a sick child and unintentionally drifted off to sleep can understand.
She gave birth to another daughter during the court proceedings. She now has her children again and will recover. Her Girls are always well dressed at Church and very happy to be with her. She and her family deserved better than what she got. It was an accident that could happen to any mother.

Posted 19 May 2017, 6:56 p.m. Suggest removal

mybff says...

probation only...are you kidding me,a child is dead because of this low life bish. Put her ass in the washing machine!!!

Posted 22 May 2017, 1:40 a.m. Suggest removal

JezMyOpinion says...

Cliff Carson, if you know her so well then you know her past history with drugs and drugging while pregnant with all of her children. On her fb page she's even boasting about not being in jail. Nor does she have a job. Seems as tho she has kids just to get the govt checks so she can keep doing drugs. I can't believe she just got probation. That poor child was boiled to death while mommy was passed out.

Posted 27 May 2017, 12:23 p.m. Suggest removal

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