Post Partum Depression Decapitated Baby

Mar 27, 2015 - 0 Comments

A severe case of post partum depression resulted in the decapitation of a newborn by its mother in Cincinnati, Ohio last week. 

The disturbed woman had been previously ordered to stay away from the 3-month-old infant by social workers acting on her own doctors’ urgent warnings that the child would not be safe in its mother’s presence.

They were all dead on with that hunch -- Deasia Watkins, 20, used a chef’s knife to cut off the baby’s head, while visiting her aunt’s home where the young victim had been temporarily housed.

In the aunt’s desperate 911 call for help she told the dispatcher "my niece killed her baby" but seemed too distressed to fully elaborate on precisely how it had been committed.

She can also be heard crying hysterically and repeatedly moaning, "Oh, my God, oh my God."

Watkins had performed the perverse act right on top of her kitchen counter.

Officials say that, even in advance of this final homicidal act, Deasia Watkins had broken her defenseless daughter’s arm and stabbed her “multiple times” before posing the murder weapon in the butchered baby’s hand and wandering away from the crime scene.

The newborn’s slaying was so incomprehensibly demented that even the county coroner was moved at the sight of the diminutive corpse he was charged with the duty of further mutilating.

"These are images that will be indelibly marked in my memory," he stated.

County prosecutor Joe Deters’ reaction to the uniquely awful act of infanticide mirrored that of his shaken colleague: "This is one of the most disturbing cases I have ever seen in my life," he said.

Post partum depression is not an uncommon side effect of child-birthing and is believed to be caused by the sudden hormonal imbalance many women experience as a result of no longer being pregnant.

Thankfully, though, it’s extremely rare for females who are suffering from the syndrome to actually murder their children.

On the other hand, it’s quite sensational -- and often very bloody -- when they do.


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