DA: Mother accused of killing girl had another child death

August 14, 2018 - 3:38 pm

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say a mother accused of killing her 4-month-old daughter had a child who died earlier and spoke of being "blamed again for this."

Twenty-three-year-old Candace Parrow was arrested Monday and charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault and strangulation.

The Lancaster County district attorney's office says police found the child unresponsive July 16 in an Elizabethtown apartment, and she was later pronounced dead at Hershey Medical Center.

Parrow said she put her daughter down to sleep and returned about 10 minutes later to find her unresponsive.

Prosecutors said she was very distraught and made statements about being "blamed again for this." Police determined another child died just over a year ago in Syracuse, New York.

Court documents don't list an attorney; a listed number for Parrow couldn't be found Tuesday.

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