Albuquerque transgender woman charged with murdering baby | KOB 4

Albuquerque transgender woman charged with murdering baby

Shayla Angeline Boniello Shayla Angeline Boniello | 

KOB Web Staff
December 10, 2018 12:04 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—A transgender woman from Albuquerque has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 1-year-old baby girl.


30-year-old Shayla Angeline Boniello was arrested in Rockdale, Texas last week.

Court documents state Boniello admitted to punching, slapping, shaking and finally squeezing the baby until she was motionless.

Police say Boniello re-enacted the crime with a toy stuffed animal showing a “large amount of force.” According to an affidavit from police, it is believed that was the direct cause and main factor in the baby’s death.

Boniello has been charged with child endangerment and capital murder.


KOB Web Staff

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