Mother who called Chris Watts a 'psycho' allegedly caused death of boyfriend's two-year-old daughter by violently shaking her
26-year-old Brianna Valenti, a self-proclaimed 'mommy blogger' has been arrested over the death of a two-year-old and slapped with a plethora of charges
A "mommy blogger" from Grand Island, Nebraska, has been arrested after it emerged that she had shaken her boyfriend's two-year-old daughter Raelynn Rose Fuller to the point it caused serious injuries and eventually led to the toddler's death. 26-year-old Brianna Valenti has been slapped with a plethora of charges, including a felony count of reckless assault of a child, a felony count of assault/conduct causing risk of death, and a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.
Valenti had reportedly been looking after the toddler that day along with her own five-year-old daughter. However, the baby's father, Cody Fuller, soon received a call from the 26-year-old where she said that his daughter had passed out and was having "trouble breathing."
According to the New York Post, paramedics had to be called to the scene and the toddler was rushed to the John R Oishei Children’s Hospital to treat "injuries resulting in her being unresponsive." She had to be admitted to the intensive care unit where she would succumb to her injuries. Fuller said that doctors believed Raelynn had been shaken "almost to death".
Deputies with the Erie County Sheriff's Office were subsequently contacted by Erie County Child Protective Services with a statement from the police revealing their suspicions on how the toddler had been a victim of child abuse. Valenti was arrested by detectives on September 11.
According to Valenti's Facebook page, she has been dating Fuller since May 2017 and describes herself as a "stay-at-home mom" from Buffalo. She says she enjoys writing about her experiences as a mother and is the "head parenting blogger" for Weird, Wicked & Wild, which was "created by women for women."
Her social media page also reveals that she's the mother of two little girls — Gabriella Diane, born in 2013, and Raelynn, who was born in 2016. Before her arrest, she was working as a customer service associate for a grocery store called Tops Friendly Markets.
She had even talked about her relationship with Fuller and her two daughters in a blog post from August 2017. "It’s a blessing to wake up every day [sic] to little feet running down the hallway, yelling ‘good morning!" she wrote. "And even if the day does start as you waking up to her, messing with her little sister in her crib, patience is a virtue parents — life doesn’t get easier. We just get better at handling it."
The 26-year-old had previously vigorously posted updates on the Chris Watts case, even describing him as a "psycho" in one of her posts. Following her arrest, several took to her Facebook page to ensure the irony was not forgotten. "Yeah, what kind of monster hurts little kids? Oh wait," one wrote. Another similarly posted, "You and him are twinning now."
Valenti is currently being held in the Erie County Holding Center on a $150,000 bail. Police are said to be looking into hitting the 26-year-old with further charges.