A MOTHER has been accused of killing her three-month old baby in a drunken rage then strapping the baby's corpse into a Baby Bjorn carrier and taking him shopping.
Prosecutors told the Chicago Sun Times that Toyrianna Smith, 20, beat and suffocated her baby, Ken Blackman Jr , on June 22 because he wouldn't stop crying.
The baby had been dead for eight hours when Ms Smith wrapped up her shopping trip and went to visit a neighbour, who noticed blood on the baby blanket and called police.
Ms Smith had allegedly been drinking vodka at a friend's house and spent the night in their guest room with the baby.
According to a police affidavit Ms Smith said she was woken up by the screams of her newborn baby and admitted putting a blanket over his head and striking him up to four times in the face until he was quiet.