TAWAS CITY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Michigan woman with murder days after her 3-year-old daughter’s body was found with multiple stab wounds inside a garbage bag.
Twenty-two-year-old Justine Johnson was arraigned Monday in 81st District Court in Tawas City on one count each of felony murder and first-degree child abuse.
She pleaded not guilty to both charges.
Police were called to a residence in Iosco County in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula last Friday after a garbage bag with a human foot protruding from it was found at the home.
Police said the bag contained the body of Johnson’s daughter, Sutton Mosser.
A message seeking comment on the charges was left Tuesday for Johnson’s court-appointed attorney.