Police in Georgia say mother drowned crying baby in bathtub

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Posted: Jan 29, 2018 4:21 PM

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say a 19-year-old mother drowned her baby in a bathtub when he wouldn't stop crying.

Houston County sheriff's Sgt. Heath Collins tells WMAZ-TV that Madison Lee Stewart faces a charge of malice murder in the death of her 16-month-old son. Collins says the child died Friday night in Warner Robins, a city in central Georgia.

Collins says Stewart got up because the baby was crying. Collins said Stewart filled the bathtub and submerged the child in the water.

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Collins says Stewart told authorities she was stressed and had been going through a lot.

Stewart was being held without bail Monday in the Houston County jail. The report did not say if she had an attorney.