Police: OTR mom tried to drown 7-week-old baby

Jessica Whitehead, 27
Jessica Whitehead, 27
View of the apartment at 1627 Walnut St. in Over-the-Rhine.
View of the apartment at 1627 Walnut St. in Over-the-Rhine.

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Police on Monday said they arrested the mother of a 7-week-old baby girl and charged the woman with attempted murder for attempting to drown the child.

The mother is Jessica Whitehead, 27, of Over-the-Rhine.

Police said at 5 a.m. Dec. 31, police and fire personnel responded to the 1600 block of Walnut Street in Over-the-Rhine for a report of a 7-week-old girl floating in a bath tub. The baby was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where she is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Police said their investigation is ongoing.

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