Mother charged with abusing and killing her 6-month-old baby

Posted at 7:17 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 20:17:58-05

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A mother is charged in the drowning of her baby.

Sydney Jones, 27, is charged in Buchanan County Court with one count of abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death.

Jones is in the Buchanan County Jail. Her bond was set at $100,000.

Court documents say Jones pushed the baby underwater in a bathtub in her St. Joseph apartment late Thursday night into early Friday morning.

She pinned the baby to an inflatable child's tub inside the bathtub, according to the probable cause statement filed in the case.

Jones will be back in court on Dec. 12.