The mother who cops say drowned her baby after declaring that impending COVID-19 death meant everyone needed to be baptized — and stabbed her husband and a daughter as they failed to stop her — officially was charged Saturday in Miami-Dade court.
Precious Bland’s first encounter with the criminal justice system will involve one count of murder, two counts of attempted second degree murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse. Bland, 38, received no bond on the murder count, keeping her with Miami-Dade Corrections until her case reaches resolution.
Bland had been in Jackson Memorial Hospital until Thursday, recovering from wounds suffered Aug. 23.
‘JESUS IS COMING AND COVID IS GOING TO KILL US ALL’
Until that night, Bland lived with her husband, Evan Bland, and their six children in the home they own in the 3000 block of Northwest 99th Street. An arrest form says Miami-Dade police answered a call around 8:45 p.m. on Aug. 23 that multiple people had been stabbed.
When they got there, the arrest form says, Evan Bland had been stabbed in the head and neck, but was able to tell police his wife “was upset, stating that Jesus Christ is coming and COVID is going to kill us all. [Precious] insisted everyone needed to be baptized and that she was going to baptize everyone in the bathtub.”
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SOURCE: Miami Herald, David J. Neal