A Missouri woman was arrested and charged with murdering her newborn baby Friday afternoon.
According to reports Makuya Stephanie Kambamba, 28, of Kirksville, is charged with first-degree murder and second-degree murder in the May 6, 2020, death of her newborn baby.
The incident happened at the Smithfield Foods plant when Kambamba went into labor and gave birth in the restroom.
Police say the woman had the baby in the toilet and knowingly allowed her newborn infant to drown.
Court papers state that Kambamba told officers that after birthing the child in the toilet, she saw the baby moving as it was face down in the water and sat back on the toilet due to having more labor contractions and never again checked on the baby until 30 minutes later when a Smithfield nurse entered the restroom.
An autopsy was performed and showed evidence consistent with a drowning victim.
Kambamba is also facing charges of first-degree involuntary manslaughter, second-degree involuntary manslaughter and abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death.
She as taken to Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail, where she’s being held without bond.