CINCINNATI, OH – A Cincinnati mother is undergoing psychiatric evaluation after police say she killed her 3-month-old baby, severing the child’s head.
According to WLWT, 20-year-old Deasia Watkins is charged with aggravated murder.
The coroner said the baby suffered multiple traumas including multiple stab wounds on the face and head, a fractured right arm, and the child’s head had been severed from her body.
Officials say Watkins was found in a bed, covered in blood.
“There were a few tears in our office for this baby,” said Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco.
WLWT reports that the baby was ordered to be removed from her mother’s care days before her death.
The mother was reportedly mentally ill.
The baby had been placed in the care of an aunt.
However, officials say the aunt allowed Watkins to stay in her home while the child was there.