So terrible. Deasia Watkins has reportedly been arrested after police found her three-month-old daughter murdered inside a home in Ohio. The baby had allegedly been gruesomely decapitated by her own mom. How horrifying.
Ohio resident, Deasia Watkins, 20, was reportedly arrested on March 16 and charged with aggravated murder after police were notified that there was a dead baby inside of the house she was staying at. Sadly, that infant was her three-month-old daughter, Janiyah. This is so awful.
Mother Accused Of Decapitating Her 3-Month-Old Daughter
A group of children found Deasia with her three-month-old dead baby’s body inside a home on March 16, according to WKRC. At this time, it is not known if they were living at the address.
The relationship between the group of kids and Deasia is unknown as of now, but they had been in the same home as the woman and around 6 am they found the newborn lying on the counter with a severed head, according to Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco, the Hamilton County Coroner. So tragic.
“It’s just a three-month-old senseless murder. A baby lost her life,” Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco told the press. “We’re all parents. You know I’m a mother, most of the people in our office are parents. This affects all of us.” She went on to say, “These are images that will undoubtedly be marked in my memory.” We can’t imagine how horrifying it was to see this.
Deasia Was Ordered To Stay Away From Her Daughter
Deasia’s aunt Caretha White, told Fox19 that her niece was allegedly suffering from postpartum psychosis, and that Janiyah had been placed in the custody of Job & Family Services on March 6.
Around that time, another relative was taking care of the child and Deasia was ordered to stay away, according to the outlet. But, Janiyah was back in her mother’s care when the murder happened. So heartbreaking.
“This could have been avoided, seriously,” Caretha told the outlet. “Job and family services needed to be more on their A-game, investigate more in-depth with people.”
Our thoughts are with everyone effected by this tragic incident.
— Brittany King