Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Relationship Breakup Led To Infant's Murder And Attempted Suicide Of Mother

Lucas Fisher, Leonidas Fisher, and Nora Zylstra

36-year-old mother charged with first-degree intentional homicide of 14-month-old son.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 11, 2014

Mikwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Nora Zylstra, 36, was charged with first-degree intentional homicide of 14-month-old Leonidas Fisher. If convicted,  Zylstra is facing life in prison. A $100,000 cash bail has been set for Zylstra. She has a court hearing scheduled for March 21.
The criminal complaint states, Milwaukee police responded to a check of a mother and child at the 7500 block of W. Eden Court on Sunday morning. When police entered the home, they found the infant dead in a crib and his mother unconscious inside her bedroom. After a preliminary investigation, police determined that the child had been suffocated and the mother had attempted suicide by taking an overdose of pills and trying to place a toaster in the bathtub filled with water. Both attempts failed and she was taken to a hospital for treatment and then place in custody.  
Zylstra confessed to police that she placed a blanket over Leonidas face and a pillow and smother him to death. She was trying to commit suicide after contemplating how she would support the child and pay the bills when her live in finance, Lucas Fisher left her and the child in February, according to the criminal complaint.
She texted Lucas that the keys of her door were left outside under a back door matt. The text triggered a suspicion from Lucas, that she would do something drastic and called police to do a check after she wouldn't return the text messages. Police found multiple envelopes with letters saying good bye to members of her family and ex-finance. 
Zylstra had wanted to reconcile with her Lucas, but he refused.

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