Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Infanticide in Detroit
Jessica O'Neal has been charged with first-degree murder after admitting to suffocating Malik O'Neal, her 9-month-old infant. She had originally told hospital officials that her baby was kidnaped. Malik's body was found in the basement of his grandmother's home in a garbage bag where it had been hidden for more than a week. It appears that Jessica suffocated the child because he wouldn't stop crying.