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US woman gave birth at work, baby drowned

US woman gave birth at work, baby drowned

A US woman who gave birth in a bathroom at a Missouri meatpacking plant has been charged with murder for allegedly leaving her newborn son to drown in a toilet.

Makuya Kambamba, 28, of Kirksville, was jailed without bond after being charged on Friday with first-degree murder and several other counts in the baby's May 6 death. No lawyer is listed for her in online court records.

Investigators said in court documents that Kambamba gave birth in a restroom at the Smithfield Foods plant in Milan, where she works, KTVO-TV reported.

Court papers say she told officers that she saw the infant moving as he was face down in the toilet. Kambamba said didn't check on the baby boy again until about 30 minutes later, when a Smithfield nurse entered the restroom.

An autopsy revealed evidence consistent with a drowning victim.