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Investigators: Woman gave birth at work, left baby to drown

Newborn Drowned-Meatpacking Plant
Posted at 9:04 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 21:04:47-04

MILAN, Mo. -- A woman who gave birth in the bathroom of a Missouri meatpacking plant has been charged in her newborn son’s drowning death.

Makuya Kambamba was charged Friday with first-degree murder and several other counts in the baby’s death.

The 28-year-old Kirksville woman is jailed without bond.

No attorney is listed for her in online court records.

KTVO-TV reports that investigators said in court documents that Kambamba knowingly allowed her son to drown in a toilet after giving birth at the restroom at a Smithfield Foods plant where she works.