A babysitter has been charged with murder after putting a baby in a tumble drier so she could watch television undisturbed.
Arielle Smith, 19, has been told she faces a second degree murder charge after the horrific incident in Harvey near New Orleans, Louisiana.
Prosecutors say Smith put five-month-old Andre Jenkins in the tumble drier because he would not stop crying.
Smith, who was babysitting two other children including her one-year-old son and Andre's 18 month old brother, switched on the machine and watched as the baby span round.
Jenkins died from a skull fracture and horrific burns caused by the 175C temperature inside the drier.
"She was trying to watch something on television," said Assistant District Attorney Amanda Calogero said.
"She put the two older kids in a room, and she put the baby in the dryer and turned it on."