CRIME

Ohio mother accused of decapitating baby released from hospital, due to appear in court

  • Deasia Watkins appears in Hamilton County Municipal Court on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Cincinnati.  Judge Melissa Powers has set bail for Watkins at $500,000. Watkins was charged with aggravated murder after her daughter's body was found Monday on a kitchen counter in an aunt's home. Authorities say 3-month-old Jayniah Watkins had been decapitated and stabbed multiple times with a large chef's knife. Police found Watkins in bed covered with blood. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Henry Molski/)  MANDATORY CREDIT;  NO SALES

    Deasia Watkins appears in Hamilton County Municipal Court on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Cincinnati. Judge Melissa Powers has set bail for Watkins at $500,000. Watkins was charged with aggravated murder after her daughter's body was found Monday on a kitchen counter in an aunt's home. Authorities say 3-month-old Jayniah Watkins had been decapitated and stabbed multiple times with a large chef's knife. Police found Watkins in bed covered with blood. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Henry Molski/) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • This booking photo provided by the Hamilton County, Ohio Sheriff shows Deasia Watkins in Cincinnati. On Friday, March 20, 2015, a judge set bail for Watkins, accused of decapitating her 3-month-old baby, at $500,000. (AP Photo/Hamilton County Sheriff)

    This booking photo provided by the Hamilton County, Ohio Sheriff shows Deasia Watkins in Cincinnati. On Friday, March 20, 2015, a judge set bail for Watkins, accused of decapitating her 3-month-old baby, at $500,000. (AP Photo/Hamilton County Sheriff)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say an Ohio mother accused of decapitating her 3-month-old baby has been released from a hospital and is scheduled to appear in court.

The Hamilton County Prosecutor's office says 20- year-old Deasia Watkins was booked into the county jail Thursday after being released from a hospital where she'd been under guard. She's due in court Friday morning.

Watkins was charged with aggravated murder after her daughter's body was found Monday on a kitchen counter in an aunt's home.

Authorities say the 3-month old Jayniah Watkins had been decapitated and stabbed multiple times with a large chef's knife that was then placed in the baby's hand. Police found Watkins in bed covered with blood.

Watkins was previously forbidden to have contact with her daughter after being hospitalized for psychiatric problems.