• Sanford mother indicted on 5 counts, including 1st-degree murder in daughter's killing


    SANFORD, Fla. - Channel 9 learned Wednesday a grand jury indicted a Seminole County mother on five separate counts in the death of her 2-year-old daughter.

    Rachel Fryer, 32, is accused of killing her daughter, 2-year-old Tariji Gordon. Tariji's body was later found in a shallow grave in Putnam County.

    The five counts in the indictment include first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse.

    According to police Fryer told them her daughter stopped breathing and the tried administering CPR, but didn't call 911.

    A Medical Examiner's report said Tariji died from "blunt force trauma" to the head and that she had bite marks on her that matched Fryer's teeth.

    Fryer also faces charges of aggravated child abuse, tampering with or destroying evidence and mishandling of a dead body.

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