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Case of Rochester mother accused of killing infant waived to grand jury

Police said Markiya Mitchell, 25, admitted to leaving her son, Jeremiah, alone in the bathtub to drown Monday at her home on Locust Street. (Photo: RPD)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - The case of a Rochester woman accused of murdering her ten-day-old son will go in front of a grand jury.

Police said Markiya Mitchell, 25, admitted to leaving her son, Jeremiah, alone in the bathtub to drown Monday at her home on Locust Street.

A court appearance scheduled for Friday morning was adjourned after the case was waived to a grand jury.

Jeremiah died at the hospital.

Mitchell also has a seven-year-old child who is now being cared for by other family members.

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