Lakeland Mother Accused of Drowning Her Son is in Jail

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Polk County woman accused of killing her 1-year-old son is being held without bond.

Jail records show that 32-year-old Neha Patel was being held Monday in the infirmary of the Polk County jail. She faces a charge of first-degree murder.

The sheriff’s office says Patel, who suffers from postpartum depression, killed her son last week. She was arrested Friday after police say she returned to her Lakeland home and told her husband she had killed the boy.

An autopsy determined that Ishan Patel drowned and suffered blunt force trauma to his face. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.

Jail records did not show whether Patel had an attorney.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

  • Rob

    Read your headline and tell me what it means. Very poor writing.

    • Mohil

      Very true

blog comments powered by Disqus
Vietnam Veterans' Bond Forged Again With Kidney DonationServing together in Vietnam, John Middaugh and Henry "Bill" Warner forged an Army-brothers bond they knew was profound and lasting. A world and nearly a half a century away from the war zone where they'd counted on each other, Middaugh put himself on the line for Warner this month in a new way: by giving one of his kidneys.
Dr. Paul Bearer II Tombstone Tales | Halloween EditionOn Sunday, October 25th, Dr. Paul Bearer II returned to the Tenement Castle for an afternoon of HORRORble movies.

Listen Live