Woman arrested after deliberately drowning her baby boy

Published On: Thursday, 8, 2012 10:45 AM
By: John Roberts
Chloe Menager
A baby boy was brutally murdered by his own mother.

Dallas police say a woman is facing a capital murder charge in the drowning of her 1-year-old son in a bathtub.
Chloe Menager was jailed last week on $1 million bond. Online jail records did not list a lawyer for the woman who is 25 years old.

The child was identified as Elijahu Perez.
A police report says Menager killed the boy by allegedly holding Elijahu underwater in a bathtub.

Dallas police stopped a vehicle around 4:30 pm Thursday, and the driver said he had got a call that his son had died. The officers followed the man to a residence where the body was found. The mother was also on the scene.

The mother was seen by a neighbor throwing away baby toys earlier in the day.

The father's name has not been released.
If convicted of the crime she faces the death penalty.