Police in Georgia have released information regarding a babysitter they suspect killed a two-year-old girl in early December. First responders were unable to save the girl after she suffered a supposed medical emergency in the care of 29-year-old Kirstie Flood. Now, Flood has been arrested in the death, as phone records suggest a potentially disturbed state of mind.
Details of the Murder
Flood had been watching the girl, Fallon Fridley, on December 9 when police say an emergency call was made about an unresponsive child. EMTs reportedly rushed Fridley to a nearby hospital, where she passed on.
Questioned by police, Flood claimed that the girl had fallen and hit her head on a slide earlier in the day. However, doctors and police determined Fridley was hurt not in a fall, but through a brutal beating.
Authorities arrested Flood on December 15 following the results of the autopsy. She currently faces charges on two counts of felony murder, one count of malice murder, one count of aggravated battery and one count of cruelty to children, first degree.
Following the arrest, police obtained search records on Flood’s cell phone that seemed to suggest a proclivity towards child abuse. These searches included “what type of people enjoy abusing other people’s children” and “what does it mean to have a sudden urge to beat a child that’s not yours.”
In addition, local news station WGCL reported that Flood has appeared in six police incident reports since August for offenses including larceny, harassment, and trespassing.
“It’s like this evil was in front of my face for years and I never saw it,” said Kristin Fridley, Fallon’s mother. Flood was reportedly a close friend of the family who had started babysitting for them full-time in August.
Friends of the family have set up a GoFundMe account to help with funeral and other expenses.
“Fallon was a beautiful little girl with her whole life ahead of her. She was only two years old,” a statement on the page reads. “It is so hard to make sense of her cruel, tragic and untimely loss. Our hearts are broken for Kristin and her family and we grieve with her right now.”