North Miami Beach Police identified the suspect as Jellisa Amoya Baxter and said she was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. According to Baxter's arrest affidavit, North Miami Beach Police received a 911 call about a child that had been stabbed to death by her mother.
Dispatch reportedly got back in touch with the caller, Baxter, who "stated she killed her 3-year-old daughter."
Baxter allegedly told police she "strangled her at first, but when that didn't work, she stabbed her in the chest and neck."
Baxter reportedly said she was wearing a white robe, and when police arrived, they found her in the living room of her home still in the robe. The affidavit says officers "discovered the body of a small Black female laying on the ground with several deep stab wounds to her chest, neck, and face."
The little girl was declared deceased at the scene.