MILAN, MO – On Friday, Makuya Stephanie Kambamba, 28, was taken into custody at the Smithfield Foods plant where she works, after she reportedly gave birth to a baby boy in the restroom, allowing him to die in the toilet.
Kambamba saw that the baby was moving around in the toilet, but did nothing to help him, according to court documents.
“Kambamba said she then sat back down on the toilet due to having more labor contractions and never again checked on the boy until approximately 30 minutes later when a Smithfield nurse entered the restroom.” An autopsy confirmed that the infant drowned.
Kambamba has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree involuntary manslaughter, second-degree involuntary manslaughter and abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death. She is currently being held at the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail without bond. View this suspect's booking info...
Kambamba came to this country from the Congo.