Police: Woman drowned her 10-day-old son in bathtub

Mother Charged With Drowning 10-Day Old Son

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a Rochester woman has been charged with second-degree murder for drowning her 10-day-old son in a bathtub.
    
Rochester police say officers responded Monday afternoon to a report of an unresponsive child at a home on Locust Street. When officers arrived they found a baby in a bathtub.
    
Officials say the child named Jeremiah was taken to Rochester General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
    
Police say the boy's mother, 25-year-old Markiya Mitchell, admitted to intentionally drowning her baby.
    
Mitchell was arraigned on the murder charge Tuesday morning in Rochester City Court. The name of the public defender assigned to her case wasn't available.
    
Police say Mitchell also has a 7-year-old child, who's currently in the care of a relative.

© 2017 Associated Press


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