Mother accused of drowning baby

A South Side woman was charged Tuesday with the April 4 death of her 5-month-old daughter after she initially told police that the baby drowned in a bath after she walked away from the room for a brief moment, police said.
Rozlynn Rodgers, of the 7800 block of South Ingleside Avenue, was charged with one count of 1st-degree murder of Makalah Rodgers.
During the police investigation the 19-year-old allegedly confessed to watching the baby drown because “she did not want to be a mother any longer,” according to police.

Rodgers is expected to appear in bond court Wednesday.

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