ATLANTA — Police say a mother who intentionally struck a car and killed her 3-month-old daughter suffered from mental health issues.
Titayanna Phillips, 21, was denied bond at her first court appearance Thursday. Phillips has been charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault.
Police said Phillips intentionally hit a car carrying her daughter and the baby's father inside.
The crashed happened Monday around 7 p.m. along Eason Street near Chappell Road in northwest Atlanta.
They say the father had just picked up the child from the mother's house.
“She was screaming, ‘I told him that I would kill him.’ And she said, ‘Can you all get my baby out of the car?’ She was screaming, ‘That’s my baby in the back seat,’” a witness, Taranjela Jones, said.
The baby, Khyundra Henderson, died at the hospital. Her father is stable.
Police released a previous report about Phillips which stated that she had "numerous mental and physical health issues which remain unresolved and does not have legal custody of the child."
During that incident, which happened July 24, police said Phillips ran out of a doctor office with the baby and left in a car. Police were able to convince her to bring the baby back to her father.
"After numerous back and forth phone calls and vague threats Ms. Phillips finally brought the child Khy-Undra Phillips back to the location unharmed," the report stated.
Phillips was taken to the hospital after threatening to hurt herself.
Phillips is currently being held at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office jail.
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