According to news reports, by her own admission, on May 13 Karen McCarron drove her autistic 3-year-old daughter Katie to her mother's house, where she knew no one was home.
She put a plastic bag over Katie's head and held it there until Katie stopped breathing.
Then she drove to the grocery store and bought ice cream.
Yesterday in an Illinois courtroom, Karen McCarron entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of first degree murder.
I read the news story as Bud played with his Teletubby dolls on the floor next to me. He had them crashing into each other and falling down.
According to Katie McCarron's grandfather, Michael McCarron, who is quoted in the same article, Katie was "a happy, endearing child who loved to swing and play in the grass and would line up her Teletubby dolls so they could 'kiss' each other." He made this picture of Katie available; as you can see, she is playing with her Po doll. It's just like Bud's.
My heart is broken for Katie all over again.