Last year, a Washington D.C. mother allegedly suffocated her infant baby boy while high on drugs has died after the infant’s father took revenge on the mother. Police found the body of 39-year-old LaDonia Boggs in the doorway of her capital apartment building in the middle of the night at 3 am on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, with “an apparent stab wound” that likely ended her life.
The Washington D.C. police also shared the following information about the case: “At approximately 2:52 am, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, members located an adult female victim inside a residence, suffering from an apparent stab wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene, and after finding no signs consistent with life, the victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.”
At the time of her death, Boggs was involved in legal trouble in connection to the death of her infant son, Kyon Jones. The boy went missing in May 2021 when he was just two months old. Later in May 2021, Boggs was arrested and charged with felony murder and evidence tampering in connection to the death of the baby boy.
Although the murder charge against Boggs was eventually dropped, she still faced the charge of evidence tampering.
During the course of the investigation, Boggs told police that she accidentally rolled on top of her infant son while she was doped up on the hallucinogenic drug.
“He was asleep on my chest, and when I woke up, he wasn’t breathing anymore because he was just that small. He was only two months old. He was a premature baby,” she said, according to NBC Washington.
“I came back in the house and got a blanket and his car seat and wrapped it up and took it outside and just [threw] it in the trash,” she said. “And that’s what happened.”
Boggs was due back in court on November 19, 2022.