Mother accused of beheading her 3-month-old daughter

Posted at 12:33 PM, Mar 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-17 13:01:52-04

CINCINNATI (PIX11) — A Cincinnati woman was arrested after sources tell investigators that she beheaded her 3-month-old baby.

Police responded to a home on Waldway Lane about 6 a.m. Monday when they found the baby girl dead inside, according to WCPO. Deasia Watkins, 20, was charged with aggravated murder in connection with the grisly death of the child.

The dead baby suffered “multiple traumas” according to Hamilton County coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco. The coroner said Monday it is not clear if Watkins acted alone.

Watkins was reportedly mentally ill and had lost custody of the child once before, according to WKRC.

The investigation is ongoing.

Deasia Watkins

Deasia Watkins