View Full Version : CONVICTION OVERTURNED NC - Babysitter charged in death of Hailey Resch, 3, High Point, Nov 2005
12-30-2005, 04:54 PM
High Point Police ID Child Murder Victim
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Authorities in High Point have confirmed the identity of a 3-year-old girl who police say died while in the care of her baby sitter.
Hailey Rae Resch (photo courtesy of High Point Enterprise)
Murder Charge Filed In Child's Death
...Roach was baby-sitting on Nov. 9 when she called emergency medical services because the child was unresponsive. The child was taken to High Point Regional Hospital and later died, according to authorities.
12-30-2005, 05:06 PM
OMG..:( What a beutifull Baby girl.. How awfully sad for her parents...
12-30-2005, 05:24 PM
I wish people would pick on someone their own size. Come on, how pathetic is this? How horrible for the child's parents. :(
12-30-2005, 07:49 PM
I am getting SO SICK AND TIRED of reading about people killing babies!!!!!:furious:
WHERE do these people come from? WHAT makes them hurt babies and llittle children? HOW can they live with their actions? WHY can't we just take people like that behind the courthouse and torture them to DEATH?
She's an adorable sweet little girl, GOD she didn't deserve to die, none of the children do. :(
07-24-2010, 01:30 PM
by Pat Kimbrough
10.06.09 - 09:43 pm
HIGH POINT – It’s unclear whether Tuesday’s court ruling brings an end to the Mary Elizabeth Roach case.
The state could appeal to the North Carolina Supreme Court, but there is no guarantee the case will be heard. Since the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruling was unanimous, the state would have to file a petition to have the high court review the case.
“On behalf of Mary Beth and her family, we are extremely grateful that the Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed Judge Craig’s decision to dismiss the state’s case for lack of evidence. ... From the beginning, we have believed in Mary Beth’s innocence.”
Medical evidence was central to the case, according to the ruling. Defense experts could not determine precisely how Hailey died but argued that pre-existing injuries on the surface of her brain didn’t heal correctly and could have re-bled, causing seizures that led to her death. No time frame was established on when or how injuries to Hailey were inflicted and medical experts for the state and Roach agreed that she suffered a subdural hematoma sometime in the weeks preceding her death, the ruling pointed out.
“The nature and severity of Hailey’s fatal injuries were not of the type that would necessarily have to be intentionally inflicted,” the ruling stated.
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