Las Vegas woman charged with killing her baby

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas woman is facing murder charges in the death of her 1-year-old son.

Joelle Briana Gaines was arrested in April.

According to Metro Police, Gaines admitted to beating her son and drowning him. She told police she then wrapped a tarp around him, put his body in a plastic bag and put him in trash bin.

Gaines told police she did not think her son was normal because he was not walking and she told officers she did not feel a connection to her son.

Police were alerted to the death after a friend of the suspect reported that Gaines had said she had drowned her baby.


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