Belleville Woman Charged in Baby’s Death

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP)- A southern Illinois woman serving prison time for trying to kill her baby daughter has been charged with murder in the death of another child.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports ( that 28-year-old Elyse J. Mamino was charged Friday with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death. Belleville police say officers searching Mamino’s home found the remains of a baby boy wrapped in a plastic bag and towel in a dresser drawer.

An autopsy found the baby was born alive and suffocated.

Mamino is serving a six-year prison term at the Lincoln Correctional Facility for attempted murder. In that case prosecutors say she tried to drown her newborn daughter in a toilet.

Mamino was to be released Sunday, but her bail is $1 million in the murder case.

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