Archive for Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hutchinson mom charged with 2nd-degree murder in baby’s death

October 21, 2010


Prosecutors have upgraded charges against a Hutchinson woman in the accidental death of her infant daughter.

Eighteen-year-old Brigit L. Hippen is charged with second-degree murder after her 3-month-old daughter died from hyperthermia and thermal injuries that investigators believe were caused by a handheld blow dryer.

Prosecutors had initially charged Hippen with involuntary manslaughter in the Feb. 23 death. She pleaded innocent in April.

The Hutchinson News reported Wednesday that despite the upgraded charges, prosecutors still say the death was accidental. No further details about what happened have been released.

Hippen's attorney, David Harger, says he is frustrated that the Reno County District Attorney's Office is charging a young mother with second-degree murder in an accidental death.


auntmimi210 7 years, 8 months ago

Obviously, there are alot of details missing here, but how do you "accidentally" kill a baby with a blow dryer? My pediatrician recommended I use one on my daughter's bottom when she was a newborn & had a horrible diaper rash, but that was on Low for maybe 10 seconds, just to dry her little tushie before a new diaper. Would like to know "the rest of the story". Very sad.

Mike Wagner 7 years, 8 months ago

An eye for an eye always sounds good to me!

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