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Babysitter Admits Drowning 4-Year-Old

Mon., Nov. 20, 1995, midnight

A baby sitter confessed to drowning his 4-year-old neighbor after she walked in on him as he showered.

Jeremy Lipscomb Skocz, 18, said he wanted to stop Shelby Cox’s crying after she refused to leave the bathroom last Monday and he picked her up to carry her out.

He told police he had wrapped a towel around his waist before picking her up and it fell off. Fearing what other children he was also babysitting for at the time might think, he taped her mouth shut and placed her face-down in a full bathtub until she stopped moving, police said.

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