The Lifetime film “Cradle Did Fall” premieres on June 20 at 8 pm ET. The movie follows a girl posing as an toddler photographer so she will be able to get near a brand new mom and in the end steal her child.
So is the harrowing story based mostly on a real story? Yes. “Cradle Did Fall” relies on the real-life crimes of Juliette Parker, a Washington girl who provided free pictures providers to new or anticipating moms through a Facebook group for Pierce County residents.
In a post on the Facebook group, Parker outlined her particular standards. “If you’ve got a brand new child that is lower than 14 days or are no less than 37 weeks pregnant, remark beneath with a pic of your cute child or child bump and his/her bday or your due date,” wrote Parker.
Parker claimed to offer free photoshoots to construct her portfolio and stated she may drive to fulfill moms at their houses. What occurred subsequent was like one thing out of a horror film.
Parker Attempted to Kidnap an Infant
One unsuspecting girl named Elysia Miller took Parker up on her provide. NBC News studies that Parker visited Miller’s residence thrice to take photographs of her new child child. Parker was seen wiping her fingerprints off of objects in Miller’s residence.
On February 5, 2020, Parker visited Miller’s residence for the third time. She introduced her 16-year-old daughter along with her. Parker gave Miller a cupcake. Immediately after consuming the cupcake, Miller started to really feel unusual. She instructed Parker and her daughter to depart her residence. They did, however solely after stealing Miller’s home keys.
A press release posted to Facebook by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department reads, “An grownup feminine sufferer known as 911 on the night time of February 5, 2020, to request medical support when she instantly started feeling numbness, drowsiness, instability on her toes and was vomiting. The sufferer instructed firefighters that she believed that she had been drugged.”
In the chilling 911 call, Miller says, “I used to be effective till I ate a cupcake. And then after I ate the cupcake…my tongue and my face began tingling.” Miller started to really feel more and more uneasy as Parker and her daughter reacted to the sudden change. “They stored asking me if I used to be drained and the way I used to be feeling,” Miller stated on the 911 name.
Parker Was Arrested 9 Days Later
On February 14, 2020, Parker and her daughter had been arrested at their residence. In a statement, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department revealed, “this detailed investigation recognized extra victims and garnered proof that point out that the suspect was planning to steal a new child child to boost as her personal.”
The Sheriff’s Department additionally famous that Parker had passed by different names whereas contacting potential victims, together with Juliette Noel and Juliette Gains. Parker was charged with assault and tried kidnapping.
In a press conference, the sufferer stated, “Will I have the ability to take a bathe figuring out that she may bail out and are available to my home? No. Will I sleep content material? No. Just as a result of she’s behind bars, that does not give me peace of thoughts. She nonetheless is aware of the place I dwell at, she nonetheless is aware of my youngsters.”
Parker ran for mayor of Colorado Springs in 2019. She instructed NBC News Affiliate KOAA, “I need to make Colorado Springs a contented and protected and affluent place for all of our residents.”
Don’t miss “Cradle Will Fall” on June 20 at 8 pm ET on Lifetime.