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    OH - Janiyah Watkins, 3 mos, stabbed, decapitated, Cincinnati, 16 March 2015

    Mom was ordered away from baby before child's decapitation

    CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of decapitating her 3-month-old daughter had been ordered by a court to stay away from the child, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

    Watkins had been forbidden to have contact with the baby after she was hospitalized for psychiatric problems, according to authorities.

    Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said the baby had been placed in an aunt's custody and that a 5-year-old at the house Monday with other children to catch a school bus found the baby's body on a kitchen counter. Police arriving in response to a 911 call found the baby decapitated and stabbed multiple times with a large chef's knife.

    Deters said the aunt apparently had let the baby's mother move in with her and the baby about a week earlier. Police found the 20-year-old mother, Deasia Watkins, in bed covered with blood, Deters said. Watkins was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated murder.
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    Deasia Watkins, from College Hill, Ohio, was charged with aggravated murder after she was found inside a home with her dead baby lying on a counter early on Monday.
    Police said baby Janiyah was killed by 'homicidal violence', but sources told Fox19 that the child's head had been severed.
    The coroner reportedly said on Tuesday that the baby suffered multiple stab wounds to the face and a fractured right arm.
    The young woman's aunt Caretha White told Fox that Hamilton County family services had failed the child by allowing Deasia, who suffered from depression following the baby's birth in December, to care for her.
    Hamilton County Job and Family Services (HCJFS) declined to comment when contacted by Daily Mail Online.

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    Those seem like two conflicting stories. WTH?

    agghhhhhh Hard to even ponder this....
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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    Those seem like two conflicting stories. WTH?

    agghhhhhh Hard to even ponder this....
    The child was removed from the mother and placed with a relative. Relative allowed mother to move in. Caretha White is a different relative, not the one the child was placed with. I think it's DCF policy to try and place kids with relatives first. And here is the outcome in this case.

    "Although Watkins was ordered to stay away from her daughter, an aunt who received custody allowed Watkins to live with her, said Prosecutor Joe Deters."

    http://www.fox19.com/story/28531127/...nth-olds-death
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    Looks like the aunt felt sorry for the mother. Wonder how she feels now? Poor child who found the baby!

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    The 911 call was released. I can't listen, but here it is:

    ***graphic warning***

    http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/...body-was-found

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    http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/...o-childs-death

    James Brown said he had been with Deasia Watkins for two years before authorities said she beheaded their 3-month-old daughter, Janiyah. Brown told WCPO Tuesday problems in their relationship started "about a month" after their baby was born. "(Watkins) just started acting different," he said.

    Brown said he was at work Jan. 25 when police were called to the couple's Cheviot apartment after reports of screaming and a baby crying. There, police said they had to forcibly remove the baby from Watkins' hands when she refused to let responders conduct a medical check on the baby.

    Brown's friend Chris Gulley was at the apartment at the time. "(Watkins) kept calling us the devil and stuff like that," Gulley told WCPO. "She kept saying we were sinning so much, we didn't realize we were sinning. We need to come to the light and see what God wanted us to do and all that."

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    In the 911 call the Aunt says something like:
    "The baby is 3 month... OMG I'm going to jail."

    So the Aunt knew she had done something wrong immediately.

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    http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/...h-old-daughter

    The knife used on the baby was found placed in the dead baby's hand, Deters said...

    Those court records state Watkins had been diagnosed with post-partum psychosis, which Sammarco said is different than the more common post-partum depression... Those same documents also state Janiyah was placed in the custody of Job & Family Services on March 6 after a complaint filed by the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office Feb. 27. The complaint stated the infant was dependent and neglected...

    Deters said his office is still looking into whether Watkins' aunt will face charges. "These are very difficult charges to prosecute," Deters said. "If we charge the aunt, we lose a very valuable witness."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsFacetious View Post
    In the 911 call the Aunt says something like:
    "The baby is 3 month... OMG I'm going to jail."

    So the Aunt knew she had done something wrong immediately.
    And after seeing the baby's mutilated body, all the aunt can think about is herself??!!! She should go to jail, IMO.
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    I had a feeling this could be post-Partum psychosis. What a tragedy.
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    http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/ap/n...92d698d1e.html

    An Ohio mother accused of decapitating her 3-month-old daughter is in jail with bail set at $500,000...

    A handcuffed Watkins didn't speak at Friday's hearing in Hamilton County Municipal Court. Judge Melissa Powers also scheduled March 26 as the date for Watkins to go before a grand jury, which would decide on any indictment. Court records don't list an attorney for Watkins, who had been hospitalized since her arrest Monday. She has since been transferred to the county jail.

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    <snipped>
    A judge has ordered the 20-year-old woman charged with decapitating her baby to undergo treatment at a mental health facility after an initial evaluation showed she is not competent to stand trial.

    However, DeAsia Watkins can be rehabilitated with treatment, the evaluation said, and prosecutors want her to go to trial eventually.

    http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/...ergo-treatment
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    From the same article:

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    After Janiyah was born, Watkins was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold at Deaconess Hospital, court records show. Watkins was diagnosed with post-partum psychosis, a condition characterized by the onset of psychotic behavior following childbirth.

    Doctors prescribed Watkins an antipsychotic medication called Risperdal as treatment, but it was unclear whether she took it.
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    http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/...to-stand-trial

    CINCINNATI — The 20-year-old mother accused of decapitating her infant daughter was found competent to stand trial Wednesday.

    According to Triffon Callos with the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, Deasia Watkins will stand trial, charged with aggravated murder in connection with the death of 3-month-old Janiyah Watkins.

    According to a coroner’s report, the infant sustained multiple stab wounds to the right side of her face and head, and her “head was severed from her body."

    In the days following Janiyah’s death, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters called the case “one of the most disturbing…[he’s] ever seen in [his] life.”

    According to court records, Watkins was diagnosed with post-partum psychosis, a condition characterized by the onset of psychotic behavior after childbirth, shortly after Janiyah’s birth last December.
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