Mother Who Decapitated Her Infant Daughter Pleads Insanity Defense After 'Speaking Of Demons' During Postpartum Psychosis
This case is devastating on all accounts.
Last year, Deasia Watkins was charged with aggravated murder after stabbing and decapitating her three-month-old daughter Jayniah.
On Monday, the 21-year-old rejected a plea deal because her lawyer, Norman Aubin, confirmed to PEOPLE that they're making a case for an insanity defense, saying:
"It's the best defense for her."
Court documents obtained last year say the Ohio woman had been diagnosed with postpartum psychosis, and the infant's father declared in the legal papers that she had been "speaking of demons."
Before the baby's gruesome murder,
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