Employee Faces Murder Charges After Baby Drowns At Work

Meatpacking Employee Faces Murder Charges After Baby Drowns In Toilet At Work

An employee from Missouri who gave birth in the bathroom of a meat processing plant where she worked is currently facing a murder charge after the newborn drowned in the toilet.

Makuya Stephanie Kambamba, 28, faces murder without bond after she was arrested on Friday by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Employee Faces Murder Charges After Baby Drowns At Work
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According to court documents filed by the state patrol, the incident happened on May 6 in a bathroom at the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Milan.

Kambamba, after giving birth to the boy in the toilet, informed investigators that she saw the baby moving in the water, but sat down again due to ongoing labor contractions.

The woman then allegedly said she did not look at the baby again until about 30 minutes later when a workplace nurse entered the bathroom, according to the documents.

Employee Faces Murder Charges After Baby Drowns At Work
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The child was discovered deceased.

The next day, the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and found evidence consistent with drowning.

It was not identified in online court records of the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail who the attorney who may speak on behalf of Kambamba, was.

Employee Faces Murder Charges After Baby Drowns At Work
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Currently, she is facing charges of abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death.

In addition, she is also facing first- and second-degree involuntary manslaughter; and first- and second-degree murder.

A follow-up court date and plea was not listed in her records.

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