Warrant: Autopsy Reveals Child Beaten Over 80 % of Her Body
A Macon grandmother remains behind bars on Monday accused of killing her 11-year old granddaughter.
49-year old Cynthia Diane Baldwin-McClesky is being held without bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center charged with Child Cruelty, Felony Murder, and Child Cruelty-Family Violence.
Sergeant Melanie Hofmann of the Macon Police Department tells NewsCentral, McClesky-Baldwin brought her granddaughter, Ruth Baldwin, to a Med Stop on July 26th for treatment. Hofmann says upon her arrival the girl was pronounced deceased.
According to an arrest warrant, the grandmother denied the 11-year old food and water as a form of punishment. The warrant also says the child had blunt force trauma injuries to her head and chest. An autopsy found a history of blunt force trauma to over 80-percent of the victim's body including her chest, abdomen, arms, legs, and face.
The warrant also stated McClesky-Baldwin hit the 11-year old with a cord causing lacerations and whelps at their Old Horton Road residence.
Hofmann says the case remains under investigation by the Macon Police Department.