Santangela Turner has been arrested after she allegedly sent a series of disturbing messages and images to her friend depicting herself choking and threatening her small child. Turner has now been charged with child abuse among several other things.
Reportedly, Turner first sent several messages telling her friend that she had strangled her baby and then left her to die in the forest near where they lived. She told her friend that she had used a charger cable she found in her car to wrap around her child’s neck.
Turner also sent the friend multiple photos of the child with a cord around her throat. In one of the pictures, Turner can be seen pulling the on the cord while the baby cries. In a separate picture, Turner points a knife at her daughter’s back.
The friend who received the messages and photos immediately called the police and child services. Turner was arrested and has since been charged with multiple counts of endangering her baby. The young girl has been removed from her custody and is currently being looked after by her father.
When questioned by police as to why she would put her child in danger, Turner allegedly told them that she was just messing around and had no intention of hurting her daughter. She said that all of the images were staged and at no time was the child actually being hurt.
Turner’s parents have stated that she has been suffering with postnatal depression since the birth of her daughter. They shared that they have attempted to get her help, but that she has not accepted it.
Now that she has been arrested and faces the possibility of losing custody of her daughter, they revealed once her legal issues are over they will force her to get help for the issues that are plaguing her mind.