Mother speaks on murdered toddler, father's arrest
MIDLAND, Mich. —
Delilah's mother Chelsae Smith is speaking out after Delilah's father Zachary Bieske was arrested for their daughter's death.
Bieske admitted to police that he slammed Delilah's head into her crib just two days before she died.
Smith said she is still in shock.
She said she had no idea the person who would be locked up for her daughter's death was sitting right beside her all along.
"It broke my heart that he could do that, but in a way I'm glad he confessed because now my daughter has justice," Smith said.
When asked if Bieske had any history of violent behavior, she said not at all.
"I had no idea," she said. "I couldn't fathom Zach doing it. He was never violent, he never screamed at me, raised his hand at me or my kids."
Smith said she has nothing to say to him.
"At this point, I don't have anything to say to him because nothing can rectify the situation," she said.
She said nothing can bring back her little Delilah.
"She always had a smile on her face, and she always would tell people that she loved them," Smith said.
Smith said she has some comfort, knowing that her little girl's heart is still beating after it was donated to a 3-year-old at Covenant.
"It does make me happy that a piece of her lives on through other people," she said.
Delilah also helped give the gift of life to a 6-year-old child and a man in his thirties.
Zachary will appear in court next Monday.