Chelsea Cooley: Pleads guilty to murdering toddler in her care

Lavinia Thompson
Degrees of Monstrosity: Female Killers
4 min readApr 18, 2024

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A woman charged with the murder of a toddler in her care has pleaded guilty to three felony charges in relation to the child’s death, the Bedford Gazette reports.

Chelsea Cooley, a 33-year-old woman from Everett, Pennsylvania, was arrested and charged on May 31, 2022, two days after police responded to her 911 call in which she told them that 3-year-old Travis Young Jr was choking on baby wipes, according to a report from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP).

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Lavinia Thompson
Degrees of Monstrosity: Female Killers

Just an old garden witch who writes about murder, true and fictional.