Nanny Caught On Camera Smothering 7-Month-Old Girl

Tue, August 21, 2012 11:56am EST by 10 Comments
nanny Tirza Magana smothers baby
Courtesy of ABC

A Texas nanny was charged with a felony after being caught on the family nanny cam dangerously throwing the infant girl into her crib, grabbing her by the head, and suffocating her on purpose! Find out more of the shocking details.

Tirza Magana, 48, was arrested on charges of child endangerment after an unidentified couple came forward with disturbing footage taken from the hidden camera within their home.

After noticing their little girl growing lethargic and acting strange, they decided to install a hidden camera in their home, and saw alarming behavior from the woman who cared for their baby multiple times during the day for an entire month.

On film, the couple witnessed Tirza throwing their little girl into her crib, putting her at risk of head and neck injury. They also saw the nanny carrying the baby around by the head, and covering her nose and mouth to suffocate her.

“‘She places both hands over the complainant’s nose and mouth and applies force… causing the baby to flail about, struggling to breathe,” court documents stated, according to the Daily Mail.

Tirza even admitted to smothering the baby several times a day during the month she was caring for her, and even said she knew her actions could have killed the little girl.

The nanny has been charged with a felony, was released on $10,000 bond on Aug. 17.

How frightening HollyMoms. Do YOU think her punishment was enough?

– Christina Stiehl

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margarita

Posted at 11:43 PM on May 13, 2013  

I would be in prison,cuase i would of.killed.this.heartless.soul grrrrrr

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Jan Taylot

Posted at 2:02 PM on September 4, 2012  

better still why not have a baby then bring it up yourself!

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graphics4fun

Posted at 6:37 PM on January 31, 2013  

The parents are professionals. Both are business owners of different companies. What don’t you show concern and stop being a brat

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Vee

Posted at 3:50 AM on August 27, 2012  

WTF is wrong with people, didn’t they do a background check on this crazy woman before they hired her i know i would have and why didn’t do something before they had the cameras on, come on now. but i hope this witch gets what’s come to her because god does not like ugly no baby deserve to be abuse like that

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Anita Martinez

Posted at 10:22 PM on August 25, 2012  

No baby deserves to be beaten, they should of sent her to prison. But thats okay God will have her punishment. She needs a beat down for harming an innocent child. This is why its so hard to trust anyone to take care of my child.

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graphics4fun

Posted at 6:39 PM on January 31, 2013  

I agree. The grandmother now cares for the baby….. who was 4 months old at the time of the abuse… the child is now 1 yr old and is doing well.

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Mumbnj

Posted at 9:17 PM on August 21, 2012  

Im confused…they filmed for a MONTH! WTH??!!! If Id seen just the slightest evidence of abuse that first time I viewed the footage, Id fire her at the least, beat her up at the worst, what is wrong with the parents??? were they waiting for the baby to be killed????!!!

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Anonymous

Posted at 3:10 PM on August 21, 2012  

She should be in jail and NOT released on bond!! I can not belive the way people act these days!!

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gbtw

Posted at 5:03 PM on August 21, 2012  

right?!?! released on a 10k bond? WHAT? she was preying on an infant, and they deem her safe to put out in society? really??? i don’t get it… i really don’t get it…

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graphics4fun

Posted at 6:45 PM on January 31, 2013  

I totally agree. What really shocked me was 1) the District Attorney’s office DID NOT want to take the case, the family had to threaten to go to the media, 2) she only got 3 months in the county jail. Had she abused a dog or cat, she could have gotten 2 yrs for animal abuse!

Many of the officers and investigators viewing the video had a hard time with it.

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