A former Nigerian nanny convicted in February 2019 of killing an 8-month-old baby girl, Enitan Salubi, in 2016 was sentenced Friday in Prince George’s County.
U.S. authorities say Oluremi Adeleye, 73, was captured on home video screwing Enitan’s bottle cloth and pouring down her throat about eight ounces of milk in less than 30 seconds, “mainly drowning her” in October 2016.
The video also shows the baby going limp and Adeleye rocking her. Adeleye was found guilty of second-degree murder and first-degree and second-degree child abuse.
She was sentenced to 40 years in prison with all but 15 years suspended in addition to five years supervised probation upon release.
The convict testified in her own defence at her trial. She said she was “cup-feeding” the baby to ensure it didn’t go hungry, a custom in Nigeria.
Adeleye had others testify in her defence, saying that cup-feeding — pouring liquid in one’s hand to feed children when they do not want to eat but need to be fed — was common in Nigeria.
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