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A Rochester lady has been accused of drowning her 10-day-old son in a tub.

Markiya MItchell, 25, was charged with second-degree homicide in reference to the loss of life of her son Jeremiah Mitchell, stated Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli.

Mitchell pleaded not responsible in City Court Tuesday morning and was remanded to the Monroe County Jail with out bail.

Court paperwork allege that she positioned her 10-day-old son in eight to 10 inches of water in a tub inside her condominium at 31 Locust St. Jeremiah was submerged in tub water for one to 2 hours, in line with courtroom paperwork.

Another grownup within the house discovered the child unresponsive within the bathtub and known as 911, in line with the Department’s Major Crimes unit. Officers went to Mitchell’s Locust Street house about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Jeremiah was taken to Rochester General Hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless, Rochester Police Capt. Mark Wiater stated in a information launch.

Mitchell was taken into custody on the scene and interviewed by investigators on the Public Safety Building. Police didn’t determine the grownup who discovered Jeremiah within the tub however stated “that person has been fully cooperative with the investigation,” in line with Major Crimes

Ciminelli stated in a information launch that Mitchell “admitted to intentionally drowning the baby in the bathtub with the purpose of ending his life.”

Mitchell has a 7-year-old baby who’s at present within the care of one other member of the family. The baby was not house on the time of the incident, officers stated.

Assistant District Attorney Amanda Balling stated she couldn’t talk about the main points of the case because the investigation remained lively. She stated the case could be offered to a Monroe County grand jury.

Mitchell has a prison file, in line with police, who wouldn’t define her prison historical past. Authorities stated they might not talk about Mitchell’s psychological state.

Additional prices are pending.

Mitchell is scheduled to return to City Court Friday morning for a preliminary listening to

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