What Happened In Ohio?
In Ohio, a mother killed her 3-month-old kid in a horrifying instance. The investigators eventually found out that the mother, Deasia Watkins, had beheaded the child. On Thursday, Deasia Watkins received a sentence ranging from 15 years to life. The mother had stabbed her daughter’s arm at least fifteen times. Authorities discovered Watkins covered in blood on her bed and the baby’s severed head on the kitchen counter.
The child’s headless corpse was discovered on March 16, 2015, and her severed head was discovered the next day. This occurred on March 17 from 8:30 to 10:30 AM in a relatively calm neighbourhood, and there was no sign of any disturbance from the outside or within the home. What happened that night? I want to find out. Yes, I am aware that the majority of serial killers are in their thirtys to fortys. But you never know. If you have a theory, do share it with us.
Deasia Watkins accepted a guilty plea for Jayniah Watkins’s killing in March 2015. She told a Hamilton County judge how deeply she loved her child. Deasia Watkins had previously pleaded not guilty by insanity to aggravated murder. It was ultimately determined that she was competent to stand trial after obtaining a mental health treatment order.
On March 16, 2015, police responded to a 911 call and discovered a decapitated baby on the kitchen counter of an aunt who was in temporary custody of it. The baby suffered many stab wounds from a huge chef’s knife, according to the officials. She also had a broken arm. According to the authorities, the baby received the knife from Deasia Watkins.
Hamilton County Assistant Prosecutor David Prem told the Cincinnati Enquirer in court that the woman had informed police that she had done it “so people would assume the child did it, not her.”
What was wrong with Deasia Watkins, the mother?
Court records state that Deasia Watkins was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis, and her attorney stated during the trial that her condition was being treated with medicine. Watkins’ legal counsel’ offices received mails on Thursday requesting remarks.
According to county prosecutor Joe Deters, Watkins appeared to be suffering from “severe mental disorders” when authorities discovered her at her aunt’s residence in a blood-splattered bed.
Deters and other investigators attribute Jayniah’s death to a combination of severe mental illness, a difficult family life, and the social services system’s inability to provide all children whose parents are unstable or careless with round-the-clock monitoring. Court documents state that Watkins was considered a threat to her child and that she had been “acting crazy” and talking about devils when a juvenile court judge turned the youngster over to Hamilton County Job and Family Services. Following that, the infant was placed under temporary guardianship with an aunt who was told by the police to keep the mother away from the child until social workers were present.
Watkins was instructed not to contact Jayniah after he was admitted to the hospital due to his potential for harm. The child was placed under temporary guardianship by Job and Family Services of Hamilton County, with the understanding that the mother would not be allowed to reside there. About a week before the baby’s death, Watkins moved into the home with the aunt and Jayniah, although investigators think Watkins had been living with the baby’s father, James Brown.
According to court filings, doctors declared her unable to be near the child unless she took her medication as directed.
However, upon questioning the mother subsequently, she publicly charged the infant with being the reason behind the tragedy. She said that she believed her child was under the devil’s control and that even if she were to beheaded, she would live. In other words, regardless of whether the client was mentally ill or not, the social workers were dealing with a delusional person.
According to the prosecutor’s office, Job and Family Services arranged for a relative to watch the youngster and followed court instructions by checking in on her on a regular basis. Deters asserts, however, that the mother had allegedly moved into the aunt’s home approximately a week before the murder, and that social workers were unaware of this.
Other Murders in the Surrounding Area
There have been two beheadings in the Cincinnati area in less than three months. The assumption that a creche carer had used scissors to decapitate a two-year-old infant led to their detention in January. A one-month-old kid was beheaded in November 2014 during an altercation between his mother and her boyfriend at an apartment block across from St John’s University.
Due to the police and government’s notice of the recurrent similarities in the crimes, the neighbourhood has undergone major improvement and is now considerably safer than it was. But this one crime rocked not just humanity but the entire state.