Oct 15, 2021 11:00 AM

Kan. mother charged with abuse, murder of infant daughter

Posted Oct 15, 2021 11:00 AM
Dilley photo Sedgwick County
Dilley photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY —A woman accused in the abuse death of her 1-year-old daughter made her first court appearance Thursday.

Neriah Dilley, 27 of Wichita, is charged with 1st degree murder and abuse of a child, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney.

Just after 3 p.m. Oct. 9, police responded to a home in the 800 block of South Mission in Wichita after report of an infant not breathing, according to Officer Charley Davidson.

Upon arrival, officers located 1-year-old Myonna Townley in critical condition. EMS transported her an area hospital for medical treatment where she succumbed to her injuries. Townley was also found to have trauma on her body, according to Davidson.

Interviews and the examination of evidence led police to arrest Dilley, the girl's mother. Her next court date is October 28. She remains jailed on a $250,000 bond, according to the district attorney.