Durham woman charged with murdering baby

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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Twila Mae Beunier
Twila Mae Beunier
image courtesy Durham Police Department

DURHAM (WTVD) -- The Durham Police Department said Thursday that a woman is charged with murdering her two-week-old baby.

Twila Mae Beunier, 30, was placed in the Durham County Jail without bond.

Investigators said they went to a cardiac arrest call in the 900 block of Rome Avenue shortly before 6 a.m. on June 6. The baby - Briseida Abarada - was found inside the house and was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy indicated she suffered head injuries. The death was recently ruled a homicide by the medical examiner's office.

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