Grand Jury to Hear Case of Teen Accused of Smothering Baby
April 12, 2010 02:31 PM EDT
A 17-year-old Staunton girl faces first-degree murder charges for allegedly suffocating her two-month-old baby.
At a preliminary hearing Monday afternoon Ashkea Johnson learned her case will go to the Staunton grand jury.
A police investigator told the judge that Johnson confessed to smothering her baby girl by holding a plastic bag over her nose and mouth. The infant was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center where she died several days later.