Tennessee woman accused of drowning her baby says ‘Jesus came down’ and did it
A Tennessee woman who is accused of drowning her 7-month-old baby told police that “Jesus came down” and took the child to heaven.
According to an arrest warrant, witnesses informed Clarksville police on Friday that 24-year-old Stefany Paige Johnson was “yelling and screaming, as well as being naked in the road,” The Tennessean reported.
When police responded at around 3:40 a.m., 7-month-old Astrid Johnson was found on the couch. Authorities believe that Johnson made no attempt to provide medical care for the child.
Johnson told police that she was bathing the child, and “Jesus came down and took Astrid to heaven,” the charging document said.
Police concluded that negligence resulted in the child’s death, and charged Johnson with criminal homicide. She was being held without bond until a Monday arraignment.
Johnson’s husband is deployed with the U.S. military.
Watch the video below from WNCT, broadcast March 8, 2013.