Yesterday, an Oakland woman called 911 late afternoon and informed the dispatcher that she had just drowned her 16-month-old son in their bathtub at their "nice, well-kept" Lake Merritt.apartment. According to the Chronicle, "when police and paramedics arrived at the family's apartment on the 1100 block of Third Avenue, they found the child dead, Holmgren said. The mother had injuries 'consistent with somebody who possibly tried to hurt themselves.'"
Yes, this is depressing as all hell, to say the least. Anyway, the mother was booked on suspicion of murder, and then treated at a local hospital for her self-inflicted wounds. It seems she wasn't stable enough to be taken to jail. Sigh.
Read more about it here.