Makaylia Jolley is a woman from Pearl Mississippi who has just been charged with capital murder in the brutal death of her eight week old infant. According to police reports Makaylia Jolley was seen slamming the eight week old daughter, Khalysie Lashay Jolley, on a road way. Someone called 911 and the infant was rushed to the hospital however she would die days later. Makaylia Jolley who was initially charged with attempted murder had her charges upgraded to capital murder and the District Attorney has not ruled out seeking the death penalty in the brutal murder.
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A Pearl woman has been charged with capital murder after her eight-week-old infant died on Saturday, May 14.
On Thursday, May 12, Pearl police said they were made aware of a woman who had “repeatedly and forcibly” thrown a baby on the road around 2:00 p.m. on North Bierdeman Road.
When officers arrived, they said another woman was holding the severely injured child. Emergency crews began first aid immediately. The girl was taken to Children’s Hospital of Mississippi in Jackson where she was listed in critical condition.
Police said the child’s mother, Makaylia Jolley, 20, ran into nearby woods when officers had arrived to the scene. She was arrested shortly afterwards.
Jolley was originally charged with attempted murder and felony abuse of her child.
Police said the infant, Khalysie Lashay Jolley, died on Saturday, May 14.
Investigators have upgraded Makaylia’s charges to capital murder and felony child abuse. She will make her first appearance in Pearl Municipal Court on Tuesday, May 17.
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A 20-year-old woman is in custody accused of repeatedly throwing her 9-week-old daughter to the ground before running into the woods when officers arrived.
Makaylia Shaylynn Jolley, of Pearl, is being held on charges of attempted murder and felony child abuse, but Rankin County and City of Pearl officials expect the charges to be upgraded to capital murder, news outlets reported.
Pearl Police Chief Dean Scott said the baby, as of Saturday, was still in critical condition at the Children’s Hospital of Mississippi, but her outlook was bleak.
“At this point, as small as she is, they’re trying to keep her comfortable and painless,” he said. “It’s just a matter of time, according to medical staff, at this point. Her injuries are too severe to attempt to treat.”
Scott said the baby is currently unresponsive and on a ventilator.
Madison/Rankin County District Attorney Bubba Bramlett said if the child dies, the woman would face a capital murder charge and his office would seek the death penalty.
The infant’s older brother is now living with his grandmother.
According to police, several 9-1-1 calls came in around 2 p.m. on Thursday, saying a woman had “repeatedly and forcibly” thrown her baby on the road. When officers arrived, they found a different woman holding a severely injured child.
The fire department and an ambulance arrived and began first aid on the infant, who was transported to Children’s.
Scott said the officers involved have been unable to sleep since the incident.
“This act was very deliberate and intentional,” Scott said. The mother, he added, “showed no remorse.”