Ohio woman accused of decapitating 3-month-old daughter

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Woman accused of decapitating baby daughter
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Deasia Watkins, 20, is charged with aggravated murder

CINCINNATI, OH -- A woman in Ohio is accused in the brutal death of her own baby.

Deasia Watkins, 20, of Hamilton County was taken into custody after the body of the 3-month-old girl was discovered in the family's home yesterday morning. She's charged with aggravated murder.

Sources confirmed to WCPO in Cincinnati the child had been decapitated.

"I was just watching to see what was going on and they was all over there with crime tape around the thing so I knew it was something serious," said neighbor Jimmy Graham.

The Hamilton County coroner won't confirm the cause of death yet, but coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco said the child had multiple injuries when she was found.

"And it's days like this when you really wonder how much evil there is in the world and how we're fighting it," said Dr. Sammarco.

Family members at the home didn't want to talk on camera, but say they can't understand how something like this could have happened.

WCPO reports Watkins is in a local hospital. Her only brush with the law, they say, was a fine for disorderly conduct.