KOKOMO, Ind. (WLFI) — A Kokomo woman told police she drowned her four-year-old grandson because he'd "be better off in heaven." 56-year old Helen Martin has been charged with murder and neglect of a dependent in connection with the case.
According to court documents, police arrested Martin on Saturday. Officers had been called to the home after the boy was found unresponsive. He later died at a hospital. Martin said the boy was taking a bath and she got into the bathtub with him and held his head under the water.
According to the Howard County Prosecutor's Office, Martin is being held without bond.