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Mom ruled incompetent to stand trial in baby decapitation death

Deasia Watkins appears before a judge on April 28. (FOX19/M.Buckingham) Deasia Watkins appears before a judge on April 28. (FOX19/M.Buckingham)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

The woman accused of decapitating her 3-month-old daughter will undergo treatment before her case goes before a jury.

A judge on Tuesday ruled Deasia Watkins, 20, incompetent to stand trial based psychological evaluations she's undergone since her arrest last month. She will enter a treatment facility and the court will reevaluate her case in October.

Officials say Watkins brutally killed her infant daughter inside a College Hill home on March 16. Watkins was treated for Postpartum Psychosis two months before her daughter Janiyah's death, according to documents.

Hamilton County Department of Job & Family Services indicated Watkins may not have been taking her medication, leading to delusional thinking and hallucinations.

A grand jury indicted Watkins on an aggravated murder charge. If convicted, she will not receive the death penalty.

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