Portsmouth, Va. – Portsmouth Police have arrested the mother of an infant who died Thursday afternoon.
On Thursday at 2:40 p.m., dispatch received a call about a woman who was in labor.
When medics arrived, the woman was not cooperative, so she was sent to a local hospital to be assessed by medical staff.
Shortly after arriving, the mother presented medical staff a plastic bag containing an unresponsive newborn baby boy.
The baby was pronounced dead at the hospital that same day.
After a complete investigation, detectives arrested 40-year-old Donita M. Hawkins of Portsmouth.
Hawkins has been charged with Second Degree Murder.
She is currently being held in the Portsmouth City Jail.