Ashkea Johnson is accused of smothering her 2-month-old daughter last November.
A Staunton teenager accused of killing her baby last year has failed to get her alleged confession thrown out. Ashkea Johnson faces a first-degree murder charge in Staunton.
Prosecutors say the 18-year-old Johnson smothered her 2-month-old baby girl last November. During a hearing Tuesday afternoon, Johnson's attorney argued that police coerced her into confessing to the murder.
But the judge ruled that the interview was legal and voluntary.