CHICAGO (CBS) — Aleah Newell fatally stabbed her 7-month old son 19 times before plunging him into a bathtub of hot water, and she then cut a hole in a screen to throw her two-year-old out an 11-floor window, prosecutors said after formally charging her murder.
The Cook County medical examiner says two-year-old Jontavious Newell died from the fall.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: Lowest Daily Coronavirus Case Count And Infection Rate In More Than Six Weeks
Seven-month-old Ameer Newell died of multiple injuries and was found in the tub.
Newell face two counts of first degree-murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder.
The attacks happened last Thursday at the Michigan Beach Apartments, near 72nd Street and South Shore Drive, around 1:45 a.m.,
She remains in the hospital and will be held without bail.READ MORE: Woodstock High School Senior Goes To The Prom, After An Outpouring Of Support On Facebook
She jumped 20 seconds after cutting the screen to throw Jontavious out the window, prosecutors said. She hit a scaffolding on the third floor before hitting the ground next to the body of her son. She suffered a broken ankle and wrist
Prosecutors say she was there with the children after Newell took Jontavious to the hospital to treat his asthma.
Newell attempted suicide last summer and was diagnosed with an unspecified mood disorder, prosecutors said.
CBS 2 has also learned that Newell was arrested last February when she opened an emergency exit on a CTA train while it was moving.MORE NEWS: Restaurant Job Fair At Chicago's Parkway Ballroom
She was five months pregnant at the time.