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Woman accused of homicide for a toddler’s death in Bellingham, WA.

Jurors declared to continue the probing of Kamie Dixon in the unusual toddler homicide that occurred at Bellingham, WA. The Whatcom County judge made the decision on Tuesday as a verdict. But later, it was again declared to the evictor that both had to agree on two accounts. As a result, she was charged with second degree murder. Dixon is accused of the homicide of Hazel Homan, the three-year-old daughter of her boyfriend.

As per the reports, she was found guilty of the murder and sentenced on July 14. Dixon was given a twenty-year imprisonment. At the initial stages of the trial, the report stated that Homan had a brain injury, and medically it was termed Shaken Baby Syndrome in November, 2019. The criminal testimony went on for three months with the prosecutor. The prosecutor claimed that Homan had to suffer repeatedly at the hands of Dixon.

However, the defense claimed that the death of Homan happened due to choking while she was having a breakfast sandwich. Dixon also claimed that Homan had testified of a locked jaw, necessary for chewing food. She was prescribed CPR. A video was presented in the court at the trial as a closing argument. In that video, the doctor recorded inside the throat of the child. But Doug Hyldahl, the attorney, said it is more of a scrambled egg, addressing the jury. However, the defense opposed stating that choking leads to brain injury and ultimately results in death, which happened in November 2019. Thus, Dixon is not an abuse of murder charge.

But the prosecution found out that Hazel had to undergo repeated physical torture from Dixon before the final encounter of death happened. During the trial, many of Homan’s injuries were reported to the court. The injury included a burnt hand and an infected eye; thus, the prosecution kept the argument that Dixon did it. But the defense claimed that it was due to vitamin D deficiency, which led to fracture and injury. Both kept conflicting and argumative statements. After many trials of both prosecutors and the defense, the jury still holds that Dixon should be charged with Homan’s death.