Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Michigan woman charged with killing her infant

Melissa Mitin, a 24-year-old woman from Okemos, has been charged with murder after allegedly suffocating her newborn daughter.

According to court records, Dr. Joyce deJong, Ingham County’s medical examiner, ruled the death a “homicide due to a positional asphyxiation or due to a positional cause,” although she could not determine during autopsy how the baby was suffocated.

In his testimony, Reed said Mitin had not known about her pregnancy and the baby’s death “had been intentional — or intentional acts involved in (an) attempt to conceal this birth.”