Affidavit reads Norris drugged, suffocated 2-year-old child

10:00 PM, Jul 12, 2013   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Friday brought new information in the case of an Auburn woman accused of killing her 2 and a half year old daughter.

A judge unsealed documents in the state's case against 24-year-old Leanna Norris. A police affidavit read that Norris confessed to authorities that she gave her daughter, Loh Grenda, shots of Benadryl to induce sleep, put duct tape over her nose and mouth and then her hand over the toddler's face suffocating her.

The affidavit also reads that Norris admitted she tried to kill herself after the murder but was unsuccessful.

Investigators say Grenda died sometime on June 23, 2013 in Newport. Her body was found in Norris' vehicle in Stetson the following day.

Norris has pleaded not guilty to murdering her daughter. She is being held at the Penobscot County Jail without bail. If found guilty she faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.


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