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Teen mom drowns her baby in bathtub full of water at a safe house to stop him from crying

By Alexis Bell 1:29 PM January 31, 2018
Madison Stewart

A teenager killed her baby because she was under a lot of stress and couldn’t sleep well at night, according to police in Georgia.

The Houston County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 19-year-old Madison Lee Stewart after being accused of drowning her 1-year-old son in a bathtub full of water.

Stewart has been charged with murder.

She was booked into jail and denied bail.

According to the police investigation, Stewart and her son were living in a safe house for battered women.

On Friday, at around 1:00 a.m., Stewart’s son began crying.

Stewart awoke from her child’s screaming and took him to the bathroom.

She filled the bathtub with water and drowned her son by submerging his head for several minutes.

Stewart then placed the child’s lifeless body on the floor of the bathroom and left.

She told a counselor that she just drowned her son and the police were called.

The boy was rushed to the Houston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

During questioning, Stewart told police that she is under a lot of stress and has anger issues.

Stewart decided to drown her son because he cried and kept her up at night.