West Philadelphia woman charged with murder in drowning death of 5-year-old son

Jennifer Joseph
Jennifer Joseph, 40, has been charged with the murder of her 5-year-old son in West Philadelphia. Investigators say she drowned her son, Devon, in the bathtub, and then slit her own wrists. Photo credit Philadelphia Police Department
By KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities have charged a 40-year-old woman with the murder of her 5-year-old son in West Philadelphia.

Investigators say Jennifer Joseph drowned her son, Devon, in the bathtub, and then slit her own wrists.

According to police, the boy’s father entered the home at 48th and Pine streets on Monday and found the child face down in the tub.

The boy was pronounced dead at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia late Monday evening.

The father has not been charged, and officials say he is cooperating.