Babysitter Accused In Death Of Child In Parker County

FORT WORTH (AP) – A Springtown man is accused of beating his girlfriend’s child to death while babysitting last week at a Parker County home.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that an affidavit filed Sunday states that 14-month-old Kamden Lee Bailey arrived at a hospital on Thursday afternoon with a complex skull fracture. The child died Friday.

Rodney Chase Pettigrew, 24, was arrested. He was booked into the Parker County Jail in Weatherford and remained jailed Sunday without bail.

Pettigrew was the only one in the house with Kamden. He faces a capital murder charge because the child was under 6 years old.

Pettigrew told a 911 operator that Kamden was on a counter when Pettigrew turned to get his food. In the affidavit, Pettigrew said Kamden fell about 4 feet.

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  • Fred

    Please, lets have a public hanging of this person within 48 hours. Invite everyone to watch… Pay per view.

  • altha

    I second this!!

  • trena

    Look they r only telling half of the story everybody does not know the whole story he does not deserve to be hung the mom does she has already lost one kid because of neglect and her family had nothing to do with her till now she didn’t call her family and tell them about the accident till after the baby died and the other grandparents notice bruises and offered to take the baby and she declined it and they were paying for daycare but yet she didn’t take him if the gtandparents notice this and she still allowed him to watch her baby what says she didn’t have something to do with it and his daughter has never been hurt and she is 3 she only has nice things to say about him he would never do something like this so the mother has even let ramdon people watch her child

  • Sonya

    Maybe you need to get your story right before you start running your mouth. Yes her family was notified and do you really think that one persons neglect justifies killing another human being, especially an innocent child. Get real!!!!

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