MILAN, Mo. (KTVI) -- A Missouri woman who gave birth in the bathroom of a Missouri meatpacking plant has been charged in her newborn son’s drowning death.
KTVO reports Makuya Stephanie Kambamba, 28, of Kirksville, is charged with first-degree murder and second-degree murder in the May 6, 2020, death of her newborn baby boy.
According to court documents, the crime happened in a restroom at the Smithfield Foods plant in Milan, Missouri, where she works. Investigators said Kambamba knowingly allowed her boy to drown in a toilet where she had given birth.
Court papers state the suspect told officers that after birthing the child, she saw the baby moving as he was face down in the toilet water.
Kambamba also faces charges of first-degree involuntary manslaughter, second-degree involuntary manslaughter and abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death.