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16-year-old charged in stabbing death of newborn infant

Posted: 10:23 AM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-10 17:08:24-04
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DETROIT (WXYZ) — Wayne County prosecutors have charged a young mother in connection with the death of her newborn infant.

She has been charged as a juvenile, according to prosecutors.

On February 21 around 11:30 p.m., EMS was dispatched to a home in the 9100 block of Agnes in response to a call for assistance for the teen, who had an unknown medical condition, prosecutors say.

Medics took the teen to a local hospital for treatment. According to prosecutors, it was later discovered that earlier in the day on February 21, the teen gave birth to an infant in a toilet in the Agnes apartment.

It is alleged that she fatally stabbed the infant multiple times. After the stabbing, it is further alleged that she wrapped the infant in a towel, placed her in a purse and hid the body in a closet in her room, according to Wayne County prosecutors.

On February 22, Detroit Police officers were dispatched to the apartment and found the deceased infant in the closet.

She is facing a second degree murder charge. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for October 25 at 9 a.m.