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Rochester woman accused of intentionally drowning her 10-day old son

Nov 14, 2017

Credit Rochester Police Department

Rochester police have charged a mother with murder in connection with the death of her 10-day old son.

Officers were called to a home at 31 Locust Street Monday afternoon for a report of an unresponsive child.  They were told the baby, Jeremiah Mitchell, was found in that condition in the bathtub.

25-year old Markiya Mitchell, the infant's mother, later admitted to intentionally drowning Jeremiah in the bathtub. She has a 7-year old child who is being cared for by a family member.

Mitchell is scheduled to be arraigned this morning on a charge of second degree murder. RPD says additional charges may be considered by a grand jury.