Judge deliberating case of Gresham toddler death



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge is deliberating the case of a Gresham woman charged with murder and manslaughter in the 2009 death of her granddaughter.

In closing arguments Wednesday, a deputy district attorney said 60-year-old Carolyn Bellamy shook 23-month-old Ariana Magathan so severely she was brain dead. Bellamy maintains the toddler crawled off a bed and hit her head on the floor. She died four days later at a hospital.

The Oregonian reports the state argued Bellamy was frustrated with her granddaughter for getting into papers while Bellamy was on hold with a wireless company’s customer service.


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com