She seems to be exhibiting signs of mental illness, mumbling in court and speaking out at random moments.
She claims to not have planned the murder. Apparently, an altercation broke out at the sons home in Highland Park, Michigan.
Onita was seen by neighbors and police brandishing an ax and a kitchen knife.
She held her grandchild and his mother, Milah Perry, hostage for several tense hours before killing Perry and surrendering to the police.