Charges: Mother Drown 6-Year-Old Girl in Bathtub
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A St. Paul woman is facing a second-degree murder charge accusing her of purposely drowning her 6-year-old daughter in a bathtub amid a dispute with a boyfriend.
Charges filed Wednesday allege 25-year-old Kayla Marie Jones had accused her boyfriend of molesting the child. According to the complaint, Jones told police she had been molested herself as her child and she held her daughter under water in the tub to "save her from this world."
Jones was scheduled to appear in court later Wednesday.
She surrendered to police who were responding to a 911 call early Tuesday at an apartment building. The charging papers say her clothes were wet and she showed no emotion.
Emergency personnel tended to the young girl who wasn't breathing. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.