30 March 2010
The News Virginian

STAUNTON — A Staunton judge Monday certified a first-degree murder charge against a teenage girl accused of suffocating her infant daughter.

Police testified that Ashkea Johnson, 17, of Staunton, confessed to the crime, saying she wanted 2-month-old Rosaleeia M. Johnson to “go away.”


Afterward, Nestor said, Johnson placed Rosaleeia’s body in a chair, stepped into a bathroom and splashed water onto her face.

The R.E. Lee High School student then stood for a moment, cleared her thoughts and cried a little before calling police, Nestor said.

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