Rochester woman charged with murder in death of 10-day-old baby

Cops Rochester mom admitted to drowning 10-day-old

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A 25-year-old woman in upstate NY has been charged with second-degree murder for the bathtub drowning of her 10-day-old son, police say.

WHEC reported that another adult inside the home found the baby unresponsive in the bathtub and called 911.

The baby boy was taken to Rochester General Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The outlet cited court documents which told of Mitchell placing her 10-day-old son in 8 to 10 inches of water in a bathtub inside her apartment at 31 Locust St.

The mother, Markiya Mitchell, was taken from the scene and, after being interviewed, admitted to drowning the baby in the bathtub on objective to kill him.

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Markiya Mitchell, 25, admitted to investigators that she intentionally drowned her son in the bathtub with the objective of ending his life.

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

Mitchell was arraigned on the murder charge Tuesday morning in Rochester City Court.

Police revealed that Mitchell has a criminal record, but they would not give details on her criminal history.

Mitchell is being held in Monroe County Jail without bail. Authorities also declined to discuss her mental state. In addition to her late 10-day-old son, Mitchell is also the mother of a 7-year-old child, who was not home at the time of the incident and is now in the care of another family member. Court has since been adjourned but was set to resume for a preliminary hearing Friday morning.

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