BELLEVILLE, Ill. – A southern Illinois woman accused of trying to drown her baby in a toilet last year also gave birth in a bathroom in 2007 to a baby found dead last week in a drawer in her basement.
That's according to court records obtained by the Belleville News-Democrat.
Police say 23-year-old Elyse Mamino delivered a baby girl in a Columbia home's bathroom during a family party in November and tried to drown her in the toilet. The baby was rescued.
After her arrest, authorities found the remains of an infant in Mamino's Belleville home. The cause of that infant's death remains unclear, and no charges have been filed in that case.
Mamino has pleaded not guilty and is jailed on $250,000 bond.