On Friday, August 29th, 2017, at 9:41 p.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to the apartment of the defendant in the 3600 block of West Vernor. When the officers arrived they found a baby boy who was unresponsive and not breathing.
Medics were called to the apartment. The baby was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is alleged that on August 29, 2017, Denise killed her son by stabbing him multiple times. Denise Reese-Bethea was transported to a local hospital for treatment for bleeding wounds on her body.
The defendant has been charged with First Degree Murder, Felony Murder, Torture, and Child Abuse First Degree. Arrangements are being made for Reese-Bethea to be arraigned in the hospital today. First Degree Murder and Felony Murder are crimes where the defendant by law must be remanded to jail.