Lisa Moore is alleged to have decapitated her three-month-old daughter Sami just months after the tot was born in December.
The 25-year-old mother was arrested on an aggravated murder charge Monday.
The arrest came after St.Andrew police said they found the body of the young child inside the home she shared with her mother.When quizzed over the cause of the child’s death, police would only say it was “homicidal violence”.
However, sources close to Jamaican TV news network NOW, revealed that the youngster had been decapitated.
Moore was taken by police to the Kingston Medical Center for mental evaluation.
Jimmie Graham, a neighbor, said: “It was a lot of commotion going on out here this morning.
“They had the crime tape up, and I figured when the crime tape was up, somebody got hurt or killed or something.
“She must have been out of her mind.
“I heard she cut the baby’s head off.”
After news of the shocking death broke, dozens of family members were seen filing in and out of the house.
Dr Sam Sammarco, said: “We’re going to go over the evidence that we have.
“We’re going to go over the evidence that we have, and try and make sense of this murder which, seems to us, is very senseless.”