Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Phoenix mom accused of fatally smothering her baby

 

Posted: Apr 26, 2013 2:38 PM Updated: Apr 26, 2013 2:38 PM

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix woman is in custody for allegedly fatally smothering her newborn daughter.

Phoenix police announced Friday that 36-year-old Nina Koistinen is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Officers were called to a home April 8 on a report of a baby who had stopped breathing.

They say the infant girl named Maya was found on a bed and taken to Paradise Valley Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

During the autopsy, authorities say signs of suffocation were discovered.

Police say Koistinen told officers that she suffocated her daughter because she felt she had too many children and was jealous of the attention the baby received.

Authorities didn't immediately know Friday afternoon if Koistinen has a lawyer yet.

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