updated 1/3/2011 7:31:08 PM ET 2011-01-04T00:31:08

Indianapolis police say they're investigating the death of a 3-day-old whose mother ate rat poison a week before giving birth.

Police said Monday that the infant's death has been ruled a homicide due to poison.

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The 34-year-old mother allegedly told friends she swallowed rat poison Dec. 23. Officer Kendale Adams says investigators believe it was intentional. He doesn't know how far along the woman's pregnancy was at the time.

The friends took the woman to a hospital in Anderson, and she was transferred to an Indianapolis hospital where she gave birth Friday.

The baby died Sunday.

Adams says the woman is in a psychiatric ward at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. The hospital declined to immediately release any information.

Adams says the woman could face murder or attempted feticide charges.

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