Rochester woman charged with murder, police say she drowned 10-day-old baby

By  Tanner Jubenville

Nov 14, 2017 | Uncategorized

A Rochester woman faces murder charges after police said she admitted to intentionally drowning her 10-day-old child on Locust Street.

According to police, 25-year-old Markiya Mitchell is facing 2nd degree murder charges after she confessed to drowning her 10-day-old son, Jeremiah Mitchell, in a bathtub at 31 Locust Street.

Police responded to the report of an unresponsive infant on Locust Street on November 13 around 2:30 in the afternoon. Upon arrival, they found Jeremiah unresponsive, and were told he was found in that condition in bathtub of the home. Jeremiah was immediately transported to Rochester General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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