A Michigan woman has been charged with homicide days after her 3-year-old daughter’s physique was found with stab wounds inside a garbage bag, authorities stated.

Justine Johnson, 22, was arraigned Monday in 81st District Court in Tawas City on one rely every of felony homicide and first-degree baby abuse. She pleaded not accountable to each payments and is scheduled for a Sept. 28 potential set off convention.

Police have been generally called final Friday to a residence in Iosco County in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula after a garbage bag with a human foot protruding from it was found on the dwelling. Police stated the bag contained the physique of Johnson’s daughter, Sutton Mosser.

This undated photo provided by the Iosco County Sheriff's Office in Tawas City, Mich. shows Justine Johnson.

This undated picture provided by the Iosco County Sheriff’s Office in Tawas City, Mich. shows Justine Johnson.
(Iosco County Sheriff’s Office by way of AP)


Iosco County Prosecutor James Bacarella stated the girl had suffered fairly a number of stab wounds.

The woman’s grandmother, Alisa Johnson, stated she believes her daughter is harmless and would in no means have damage her youthful baby.

“Justine loved Sutton with all her heart. She’d never let anybody hurt that baby,” she educated WNEM-TV.

A message on the lookout for contact upon the costs was left Tuesday for Johnson’s court-appointed lawyer.

According to a possible set off affidavit, really actually certainly one of Johnson’s brothers found the garbage bag with the kid’s physique inside. The affidavit states that the day ahead of he had requested Johnson the place her baby was and he or she educated him to concepts his enterprise, WJRT-TV reported.

Officers found Johnson hours after the invention of her daughter’s physique strolling alongside railroad tracks. She educated officers she didn’t wish to concentrate on her kid’s demise, the affidavit states.