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Leatrice Brewer, Woman Who Drowned Her Three Children, Gives Birth To Her Fourth Baby

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LEATRICE BREWER
FILE - This combination of photos provided by the Nassau County Police Department shows Leatrice Brewer in 2003, and her children, Jewell Ward, and Michael Demesyeux, right. Jewell, 6, Michael, 5, and their brother Innocent Demesyeux, 1, were found dead Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 in the same bed in their New Cassel, N.Y., home after their mother, Leatrice Brewer, 27, called police claiming she killed them. On Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, a judge ruled that Leatrice Brewer, found not guilty because of ment | AP

A Long Island mom who admitted to drowning her three children has given birth to a fourth while incarcerated.

NBC New York reports that Leatrice Brewer, 33, was impregnated at the Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center in New Hampton where she's been locked up since admitting to drowning her three kids in a bathtub in 2008.

The center refused to comment, citing privacy laws, and it remains unclear who the father of Brewer's child is or how she was able to get pregnant at the secure facility, according to NBC New York.

Attorney Tom Foley, who represents the father of two of Brewer's deceased children, called her pregnancy "outrageous".

"This person's supposedly in a secure facility and she gets pregnant," Foley said. "This is the woman who had no idea what she was doing when she murdered her children."

The Associated Press reported last week that Brewer, who was found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, is also seeking a cut of $350,000 won by the fathers of her children in wrongful death lawsuits.

Psychiatrists who evaluated Brewer said she had a major depressive disorder and likely killed her children because she wanted to save them from the deadly effects of voodoo, according to the AP.

Shortly after she killed her children, Brewer attempted suicide, first by swallowing a combination of cleaning products and then by jumping out of a two-story window.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this entry misspelled Leatrice Brewer's name. This has been corrected.

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