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Father says Woodville murder suspect is innocent

Suzanna Harwell. Photo Source: MySpace.com Suzanna Harwell. Photo Source: MySpace.com
Brandel Goebel. Photo Source: MySpace.com Brandel Goebel. Photo Source: MySpace.com

By Jena Johnson - email

WOODVILLE, TX (KTRE) - The father of a woman who was arrested Friday in the death of her seven-month-old son said he believes the toddler died as the result of a stroller accident.

Troy Harwell of Independence, La. said the toddler's half-sisters were in another room pushing Brandel Goebel in a stroller and it flipped over.

"I firmly, in my heart and mind, believe they flipped that stroller and he hit his head falling out of a stroller," Harwell said. "That's my honest belief."

Suzanna Harwell, 24, who is listed on her MySpace page as being from Woodville, was arrested Friday in connection with the death of her son. Brandel Goebel died Oct. 5. The Tyler County Sheriff's Office arrested Harwell Friday, following receipt of an autopsy which concluded the death was the result of a homicide.

In a Aug. 29 blog post on Harwell's MySpace page, she describes an injury to her other daughter. She is not charged in connection to an injury to the daughter.

"sittin here worried about my baby girl. she got hurst 2day.she fell off her tricycle an hit her head on some concrete. she has a pretty good cut on her head. she is at my moms.my mom is a nurse an she is keepin eye on her 2 make sure she dont show any signs of having a concushion. about 2 go 2 bed soon. later"

A request for the arrest affidavit on the capital murder charge was not immediately returned.

Brandel Goebel's father declined to comment on the case.

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