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Why? Markiya Mitchell Rochester mom drowns baby son

15 November 2017

A NY woman is facing a second-degree murder charge after police say she intentionally drowned her 10-day-old son in the bathtub.

Rochester police say officers responded Monday afternoon to a report of an unresponsive child at a home. When they got there, police say they found the infant, Jeremiah Mitchell.

Jeremiah was transported Rochester General Hospital, where he died, reported WHEC.

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Upon being interviewed by investigators from the Rochester Police Department's Special Victim Investigations, she admitted to intentionally drowning Jeremiah in the bathtub with the goal of ending his life.

Mitchell admitted to intentionally causing the death of her son, Ciminelli said in a press release.

Mitchell is expected to return to court Friday for a preliminary hearing as additional charges are considered for her case.

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Police revealed that Mitchell has a criminal record, but they would not give details on her criminal history. A judge ordered she be held in jail without bond. Authorities also declined discussing Mitchell's mental state.

Police say 25-year-old Mitchell admitted to intentionally drowning her baby inside her apartment at 31 Locust Street in the city. Allegedly the woman beat her 7 year old child with hammer, only to recently have gotten her child back from CPS, before relinquishing the child.

A felony complaint says Mitchell intentionally drowned her 10-day-old son, Jeremiah, and left him there for one to two hours.

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Why? Markiya Mitchell Rochester mom drowns baby son