Judge rules against suppressing South Bend woman's confession

A St. Joseph County judge has ruled against suppressing a South Bend woman's videotaped confession.

Nyesha Crockett, 22, is accused of killing her 11-month-old son in September 2014.

Crockett was on the stand last Friday in a hearing to suppress her videotape confession to police.

Crockett allegedly threw her son Micahyah on the ground and then kicked and hit him.

Crockett later confessed to smothering her then 14-month-old daughter, Alaiyah Crockett, seven months earlier in February.

Crockett is charged with murder, aggravated battery, battery resulting in serious bodily injury and neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

Crockett’s attorney, Charles Lahey, argues her confessions were coerced by police after over four hours of interrogation.

Crockett took to the stand to defend why she confessed. “I wanted it to be over so I was just doing what he told me to do,” says Crockett.

The prosecution argued there were many breaks during the interrogation process and Crockett never told anyone she felt threatened.

Crockett was joined in court by family members. Crockett’s step father says, “She’s a good parent. She’s not a bad person, and [the prosecution] is trying to make her seem like a bad person.

Crockett will be in court next on March 22, 2016. Her trial is scheduled to begin on April 11, 2016.