An autopsy was conducted on September 8, 2015, by Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Jennie V. Duval, M.D. Dr. Duval ruled Sadie’s manner of death as a homicide, with the cause of death as “blunt impact head injuries”, according to the report.
Katlin Paquette, 22, of Manchester, was arrested yesterday afternoon, three weeks after the death of her daughter, Sadence “Sadie” Willott, New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster said in a statement last night. The toddler was rushed to Elliot Hospital earlier than being flown by medical helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., the place she died the subsequent day.
‘This was not an accident, ‘ said Senior Assistant Attorney General Benjamin J. Agati, according to the Boston Herald.
Speaking ahead of Paquette’s arraignment hearing in Manchester District Court today, Mr Agati said the “blunt impact” in this case refers to striking the child’s head against a flat surface.
Police responded to a call to their home September 5 and found the child unresponsive. ‘She recklessly caused Sadence Willott’s death through an application of physical force causing Sadence to suffer a fatal brain injury’. Agati said bail has not been set, and an attorney would be appointed for Paquette if she did not already have one. “If there is anybody else who has more information, if they haven’t come forward, we’d ask them to do so”, he said.