A lady indicted of decapitating her 3-month-old daughter pleaded not guilty Thursday to a assign of aggravated murder.
Deasia Watkins, 20, was arraigned on a assign in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, a justice central said. Watkins’ profession entered a not-guilty defence for her. Judge Charles Kubicki systematic that Watkins be eliminated to a Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare trickery in Columbus for psychological analysis and he increasing her bail from $500,000 to $5 million.
Watkins was arrested final week. Police responding to a 911 call on Mar 16 found Jayniah Watkins decapitated on a kitchen opposite in a home of an aunt who was temporarily caring for her. Authorities pronounced a baby had been stabbed mixed times with a vast chef’s knife. She also had a fractured arm, and a blade had been placed in her hand, authorities said.
Authorities contend Deasia Watkins seemed to be pang from critical mental issues when military found her lonesome in blood in a bed during a aunt’s home. Prosecutors have pronounced they won’t find a genocide penalty
Watkins was deliberate a hazard to her child and had been “acting crazy” and articulate about demons when a youthful justice decider progressing in Mar placed a baby in a control of Hamilton County Job and Family Services, according to justice documents. Social workers after placed a baby in a aunt’s care, warning her to keep a mom divided from a child unless amicable workers were present, authorities said.
Prosecutors pronounced a county gratification group followed justice orders in anticipating a relations to caring for a baby and checking on her countless times. But they pronounced amicable workers didn’t know a mom apparently changed into a aunt’s home about a week before a slaying.
Court papers also uncover that Watkins was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis, and doctors announced her vulnerable around a child unless she took prescribed medication.