- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A St. Paul woman accused of drowning her 6-year-old daughter in the bathtub has been committed indefinitely to the Minnesota Security Hospital.

Twenty-five-year-old Kayla Marie Jones appeared Monday for a review hearing following a 60-day mental health evaluation.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press (https://bit.ly/1IGIXr4 ) reports based on the evaluation, Ramsey County Judge David Higgs determined Jones is mentally ill and dangerous and should stay at the St. Peter hospital indefinitely.

Jones was charged with second-degree murder in the Dec. 23 drowning of her daughter, Azaria Jones.

According to a criminal complaint, Jones told police she put her daughter in the tub to “save her from this world.”

Jones was found incompetent to stand trial in January. To be released from the hospital, she’ll have to prove she’s no longer dangerous.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, https://www.twincities.com

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