Woman Charged With Murder After Decapitating Her Three-Month-Old Daughter

State   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Mar 17, 2015   |   4:38PM   |   Cincinnati, OH

In Ohio, Deasia Watkins has been charged with aggravated murder after police found her baby decapitated in her Cincinnati home.

On March 16th, children who were playing inside the home alerted police that there was a dead baby inside; and tragically, an early investigation showed that the baby suffered “multiple traumas.” Watkin’s daughter, Janiyah, was only three months old and prior to her death, there had been questions about Watkin’s mental health. In fact, at one point she was removed from Watkins care and placed with family members.

Neighbor Jimmie Graham told the Daily Mail, “It was a lot of commotion going on out here this morning. They had the crime tape up, and I figured when the crime tape was up, somebody got hurt or killed or something. She must have been out of her mind. I heard she cut the baby’s head off.”

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The Hamilton County Corner, Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco, said it remains unclear if Watkins acted alone. She said, “It’s days like this when you really wonder how much evil there is in the world and how we’re fighting it. We’re trying to do right by this child. We’re trying to bring justice for this baby. We’re going to go over the evidence that we have, and try and make sense of this murder which, seems to us, is very senseless. We’re trying to do right by this child. We need to bring some justice for this baby.”

A spokesman for the corner’s office, Terry Daly, added, “It was very obvious the death was a homicide.”

As LifeNews previously reported, Nadejda Voronova was arrested in Russia after she cut off her disabled daughter’s head because she allegedly heard the voices of demons who told her to do it. The woman’s daughter, Yana, was seven years old and had cerebral palsy.


In 2010, Vornova divorced her husband and was raising her daughter alone. The police found out about the horrific incident from an anonymous tip that she had killed her daughter. Unbelieveably, when they arrived at Vornova’s apartment, they found the child’s corpse with her head lying next to it. One neighbor told local TV, “She looked worse every day but she didn’t ask anyone to help, we thought she was managing.” Now Voronova is being held at a secure psychiatric ward waiting testing.

Watch the video below to learn more about baby Janiyah’s tragic death.