A Missouri woman is facing custody after police say she gave birth to a newborn baby in the bathroom of her workplace and then left it alone in the restroom, causing it to drown in the toilet.
Makuya Kambamba, 28, of Kirksville, Missouri, is now charged with first-degree murder and several other counts in the baby’s death, including uncontrolled manslaughter.
The death allegedly happened on May 6, while Kambamba was at work at a meatpacking plant owned by Smithfield Foods.
Crossed Limits Of Hawkishness
Court records reveal that Kambamba later confessed to seeing the baby boy moving while he was face down in the toilet water, but never made any efforts to remove him. Moments later, she continued to have more contractions and even sat back on the toilet while the child remained engulfed.
Details about what transpired in the moments that followed are hazy at best.
But it is reported that Kambamba never once checked on the boy. It wasn’t until 30 minutes later, when a nurse came into the restroom, that Kambamba was found.
Kambamba is now being held without bond and was transferred to the Daviess-Dekalb Regional Jail on Friday evening.