Affidavit: Mom had BAC nearly four times legal limit at time of baby’s death

July 18th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

Belfast — Police say Katrina Mitchell was “passed out” and intoxicated while the family dog, an 89-pound rottweiler named Hannibal, mauled her seven-month-old daughter Annabelle Mitchell to death on the evening of April 12.

Katrina Mitchell, 29, of Frankfort, pleaded not guilty to a charge of Class D endangering the welfare of a child during her initial appearance at Fifth District Court Friday, July 15, according to court records. Katrina Mitchell appeared via videoconference from Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, where she was being held on $1,000 cash bail following her arrest Wednesday, July 13.

According to an affidavit that was prepared by Maine State Police Detective Adam Kelley, MSP Sgt. Anna Love contacted him around 7:25 p.m. on the night of April 12 and requested that he go to a residence on Town Hill Road in Frankfort to respond to a reported infant death. The home was later identified in Kelley’s affidavit as that of Katrina and Johnny Mitchell.

Kelley stated that he arrived at the residence just before 9 p.m. and met with MSP Lt. David Tripp, who informed Kelley that the deceased infant, identified as seven-month-old Annabelle Mitchell, had been mauled by the family’s dog. Tripp also informed Kelley that the dog had been killed at the request of Johnny Mitchell, who Kelley noted was at work at the time of the baby’s death.

According to the affidavit, Tripp also informed Kelley that it was suspected that Katrina Mitchell was under the influence of alcohol or drugs

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