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Rochester mom admits to drowning infant son

15 November 2017

The boy's mother Markiya Mitchell, 25, was taken into custody at the scene of the crime.

Markiya Mitchell a 25 year old Rochester, NY woman has been charged with second degree murder following the bathtub drowning of her ten day old son.

EMTs took the baby boy to Rochester General Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead shortly after his arrival.

During questioning, cops said Mitchell admitted to intentionally drowning her baby reported the Democrat and Chronicle.

The complaint says Mitchell filled the tub with 8 to 10 inches of bath water and left him submerged.

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Mitchell is being held in Monroe County Jail without bail.

Police say that when police arrived on scene on Locust Street around 2:30 p.m. Monday, they were told the child was found in bathtub of the home. Nevertheless it is now thought that individual is the child's father who Mitchell had been fighting with.

Mitchell attended her arraignment hearing Tuesday morning in Rochester City Court, where she pleaded not guilty to the second-degree murder charge. Authorities also declined to discuss her mental state. She had just regained custody of the child from CPS. The 25-year-old is also the mother of another child.

Additional charges are pending in the case and Mitchell is scheduled to return to City Court Friday morning for a preliminary hearing. 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.

Rochester mom admits to drowning infant son