• Angelyc Seely, 35, was arrested for murdering her infant son 
  • The baby boy suffered deep cuts to his neck, stomach, and chest
  • Seely was charged with second-degree murder

A homeless woman in New Orleans was arrested for allegedly stabbing her infant son to death with a railroad spike. The 35-year-old has been charged with murder, police said.

The incident happened Saturday evening. Authorities with the New Orleans Police Department were alerted about the crime just before 6.30 p.m. ET when a passerby in the city’s 7th ward area saw the woman, identified as Angelyc Seely, 35, dragging a bicycle trailer down Columbus and North Broad streets with a baby's motionless body inside it, reported.

When emergency responders arrived, they found the infant dead inside the trailer with deep cuts to his stomach, neck, and chest. The baby's body was cleaned up and covered in blankets. According to emergency responders, the infant had been dead for a while, the outlet reported.

Officers said that they found a railroad spike remodeled into a blade inside the trailer. The blade was covered in dried blood. Seely reportedly told officers that she is the mother of the baby.

As per court records, the woman was rushed to a hospital after authorities noticed small cuts on her neck. Police said that the woman told them in the hospital that she’d cut herself up with scissors because she was supposed to "go" with her son but "it went wrong and she failed."

Seely was charged with second-degree murder and was being held on a $500,000 bond.

Witnesses told WWL-TV that Seely appeared disoriented as she dragged the bicycle trailer containing her son's body and that she didn't resist when law enforcement authorities approached her on the scene.

"We were on our way this way to the hair store and to pick up some seafood and we saw the young lady pass by on the bicycle with a stroller and we didn't think anything of it, but then we noticed a bunch of flies and thought, 'Wait a minute,'" a passerby, Donna Banks, told the outlet.

"I didn't actually see the baby but the lady that did she was so distraught I thought for sure this lady was not lying about this," Banks continued.

Police didn't release the exact age of the infant but said he was less than one year old.

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