New York mom 'intentionally' drowned newborn in bathtub, police say

An upstate New York mother was charged with second-degree murder after she drowned her 10-day-old son in a bathtub on Monday, police said.

Officers responded to the Rochester home around 2:30 p.m. after receiving a report of an unresponsive newborn and found the baby in a bathtub.

The newborn, named Jeremiah, was taken to Rochester General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The boy's mother, 25-year-old Markiya Mitchell, admitted to intentionally drowning her baby, according to court documents obtained by FOX Rochester.

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Mitchell filled the tub with eight to 10 inches of water, then intentionally left her 10-day-old alone in the tub for one to two hours, the documents said.

She was arraigned on the murder charge early Tuesday. Prosecutors may empanel a grand jury to file additional charges, according to FOX Rochester.

Mitchell also has a 7-year-old child, who is now being taken care of by a family member, according to police.