Yemissi Keto Murders 1 Yr Old Son

Yemissi Keto iowa

Yemissi Keto is a killer from Iowa who was convicted of the murder of her one year old son

According to court documents emergency personnel would arrive at the Iowa home where they would find the unresponsive one year old boy and a strong smell of chemicals in the air. Unfortunately they were unable to save the one year old

Yemissi Keto would later admit to police that she had doused the child with cleaning chemicals in the hopes of killing him before she would ultimately strangled him

Yemissi Keto would be arrested and convicted of murder and will be sentenced later this year

Yemissi Keto Case

A Waukee woman is facing life in prison after a Dallas County jury found her guilty for her infant’s August 2023 death.

The Thursday verdict found Yemissi N. Keto guilty of Murder in the First Degree and Child Endangerment Causing Death, according to court documents obtained by Local 5.

Police found an unresponsive 1-year-old boy at a Waukee residence while responding to an “unknown problem” that day, according to a criminal complaint filed against Keto. Responders tried to resuscitate the child, but he was pronounced dead on the scene.

While officers were at the residence, they noticed a “strong odor of bleach” and found several bottles of bleach and other cleaning substances around the child, the criminal complaint states. In addition, the floor where the child was found was wet.

Keto, who was 26 at the time of the crime, later admitted to police that she had poured cleaning products on her 1-year-old son’s face before suffocating him.

The criminal complaint indicated Keto “admitted these actions were taken with the intent to kill [the child].”

In Iowa, first-degree murder carries a mandatory minimum of life in prison. Keto’s sentencing date is set for April 26, 2024.

Yemissi Keto News

A Waukee woman accused of killing her own child has been convicted.

Yemissi Keto was arrested in September 2023 on charges of first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. A 1-year-old baby was found unresponsive on Aug. 31, 2023, and pronounced dead at the scene.

Court documents say officers on the scene found several open bleach bottles and cleaning substances around the baby. Keto, the child’s mother, said she held him on the ground and poured bleach or another cleaning substance over the child’s face before suffocating him. Keto admitted she took these actions with intent to kill the baby, according to court documents.

A jury delivered a guilty verdict Thursday for Keto on charges of first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death.

A sentencing date has not been announced.

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