A woman charged with murdering a newborn baby who became severely ill and died after eating a frozen dessert is expected to face trial.
Catherine Toth, 32, of the 1700 block of East Stuyvesant Avenue, Brooklyn, faces two counts of murder, two counts each of manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter by poison.
The baby died from “severe stomach acid,” prosecutors said in a statement.
Toth, who has a criminal history dating back to 2005, has been in custody since Friday and is due in court Wednesday.
She had been in a mental hospital since the death.
Toxins can cause illness, and some people who consume them suffer an allergic reaction.