Oh Baby! Memphis Woman Uses Infant To Pull Robberies


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Would you give this woman a ride? Well, what if she had a baby with her? A Grand Jury indicted 21-year-old Shani Butler yesterday for attempted murder and aggravated robbery in March 2007.

Allegedly, the woman used her infant child as bait to target victims in two separate armed robberies, one day apart. In the second, the victim was shot in the back.

On March 11th, a woman was approached in the parking lot of a Frayser drug store by another woman, allegedly Butler, who asked for a ride for herself and her baby. Once in the car, the passenger ordered the driver at gunpoint to hand over her purse.

The next day, another woman was approached in the same manner, only in the parking lot of an East Memphis drug store. After agreeing to give the mother and child a ride, the woman was told to drive to the nearest ATM. When the driver tried to escape, she was shot in the back. The police later arrested the woman driving the victim’s car.

Kids! They do the darndest things.

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