The roommate, 18-year-old Alexandrea Kingsley told azfamily.com she had been rooming with Callaway and baby Laura for a couple of weeks. During that time, Kingsley compiled a pretty substantial list of “terrible things’ Callaway had done to the child.
“She would leave the baby in dirty diapers until they were so heavy they were falling off her,” said Kingsley. “There’s times she yelled ‘I wish I never had you, maybe I should just give you away, you’re such a mistake I hate you, you piece of….”
Kingsley went on to say that she had witnessed Callaway hitting the child, blowing marijuana smoke in her mouth and feeding her cold medicine to make her sleep.
Finally, on Friday, as Callaway stomped around the house in a snit, Kingsley decided she’d had enough and out came the cell phone. While pretending she was texting, Kingsley began filming the Mother of the Year at work.
On the video, a frustrated Callaway can be seen smacking the child on the leg and face, saying, “Shut up,” and, “Start and I’m gonna kick you in the [expletive] face…”
“I wanted to get up and grab her, hold her in my arms and keep her safe, but the smartest decision was to sit there and make the video because without that video I’d have no proof,” said Kingsley.
When taken into custody, Callaway reportedly admitted to the abuse, claiming she’d had a bad day and couldn’t find an outfit to wear out that evening. She’s now facing three counts of child abuse. Additional charges may be filed if the child tests positive for drugs. Callaway has since been released on bond.
Laura was placed in the care of Child Protective Services.Tags: Alexandrea Kingsley, Arizona, Child Abuse, Drugs, Jessica Callaway