Mother Accused Of Trying To Kill Baby Told Police She Suffers From Postpartum Depression
South Florida Crime
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miramar mother has been charged with two counts of attempted murder in the near drowning of her three month old son.
Inakesha Armour, 33, told detectives she is suffering from post-partum depression and that she had attempted to kill him before using some kind of drug, according to Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues. That incident was not reported.
Her son, Cayden, is in extremely critical condition at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood.
In court on Wednesday, Armour wore a self-protection smock and fidgeted during her hearing.
Armour looks very different in her mugshot than she did in the glowing pictures she posted in a 10-minute maternity video on You Tube.
The video seems to show a couple, very much in love and thrilled to be having their first child but something apparently went horribly wrong.
Police say Armour tried to drown her son in a canal near her gated home Tuesday evening. Armour allegedly told police after 5 to 6 minutes of being fully submerged, the baby’s face was turning blue and she jumped in the lake to remove him.
Investigators say four people stopped when they saw the baby on the ground. Armour uttered to one I killed my baby my life is over.
A nurse started CPR on the child.
In a 911 call placed regarding the incident one of the four people with the child said, “I am passing by and this lady is on the ground with a baby….the baby is on the ground..the baby is not breathing …there’s water coming out of the babies mouth.”
In the meantime, Armour grabbed a cell phone from another man.
“She called him and said I did it again tried to kill the child,” said Miramar Police Spokeswoman Tania Rues.
A witness told first responders the boy nearly drowned, but he wasn’t found in the water.
Police have not released details on the attempted drowning or how little Cayden ended up on the grass. They immediately questioned his mother on the scene and arrested her late Tuesday night. Charging her with attempted murder of the baby boy she seemed so eager to meet.
Click here to watch Joan Murray’s report.