Babysitter connected to infants death held in jail until trial

Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith, 25, is accused in the death of a baby at a Santa Fe motel who she was babysitting.

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The babysitter allegedly connected to a baby found dead at a Santa Fe motel will remain locked up until trial according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.

In March, police say the baby had injuries consistent with being choked and shaken or thrown on a bed.

Rachel Smith, 25, admitted to being on heroin while babysitting at the Thunderbird Inn.

According to a court document filed Wednesday, a district court ruled Smith will be held until trial saying she’s dangerous to minor children. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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