• Cops received several 911 calls Thursday about a woman allegedly throwing her baby
  • The mother fled into a nearby wooded area but cops arrested her shortly afterward
  • The infant was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries and passed away Saturday

A woman was charged for allegedly throwing her 8-week-old daughter repeatedly on a road in Pearl, Mississippi.

The infant passed away a couple of days after the incident, prompting an upgrade in the charges against the mother from attempted murder to capital murder, cops said.

Makaylia Shaylynn Jolley, 20, was arrested after Pearl Police received several 911 calls about a woman who had “repeatedly and forcibly thrown a baby on the roadway at 775 N. Bierdeman Rd” on Thursday, the police department wrote on Facebook.

Officers arrived to find the severely injured child in the arms of another woman while her mother had fled into a nearby wooded area, WLBT reported. Cops managed to arrest her shortly afterward.

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The child, Khalysie Lashay Jolley, was given first aid and rushed to the Children’s Hospital of Mississippi in Jackson. She was in critical condition and passed away Saturday afternoon, police said in an update on Facebook.

“She was the victim of a very cruel, intentional abuse by her mother,” Pearl Police Chief Dean Scott said, according to the outlet. “I would encourage people, the Facebook judge, and jury, to feel sympathy for the victim.”

Charges against Jolley “will be upgraded to Capital Murder along with Felony Child Abuse. Jolley’s initial appearance in Pearl Municipal Court is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon,” police said.

“This act was very deliberate and intentional,” Scott added. “She showed no remorse. And, as a chief, myself, my men and women, working with (the district attorney), we’re going to work hard to make sure she receives the just (punishment) she deserves.”

Details about what triggered the mother’s actions have not been revealed.

Scott said narcotics and patrol officers "are very familiar" with Jolley as she was previously arrested on drug-related charges.

Jolley’s older son is now in his grandmother’s care.

Madison/Rankin County District Attorney Bubba Bramlett announced his office will be seeking the death penalty in the case.

"At this point, all we can do is say a prayer for the child. The Good Lord figures this baby is too good for this world," Scott said in his statement, according to WAPT.

A neighbor, who chose not to be identified, told the outlet about the mother: “I don't understand. Something had to go wrong. Postpartum, or something. Because she really is a very good mother. I don't understand what happened.”

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