Angela West and Shamira Buford killed 5-year-old: Police

Angela West and Shamira Buford (Waynesville Police Dept.)

Two women in Missouri were arrested this week on a slew of felony charges for allegedly killing a 5-year-old girl who was hogtied and gagged with a sock in her mouth in an effort to prevent the child from stealing food, police said. Angela West, 40, and Shamira Buford, 36, were taken into custody on Tuesday and both charged with second-degree murder, first-degree involuntary manslaughter, abuse or neglect of a child – resulting in death and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the little girl’s death, authorities announced.

According to a press release from the Waynesville Police Department, on the morning of March 7, a young student contacted a Waynesville School resource officer and reported that prior to arriving at school he saw that his younger sister was unconscious and unresponsive on the floor in their home. The resource officer immediately contacted the police who responded to the residence located in the 700 block of Washington Street, which is about 140 miles southwest of St. Louis.

Upon arriving at the home, first responders say they made contact with another one of the reporting child’s siblings. The second child answered the door and “stated that her younger sibling was deceased inside the residence.”

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