A 16-year-old girl was arrested last week after she allegedly stabbed her child in the chest multiple times right after giving birth.
According to KOLN-TV, on Monday, Nov. 6, Gordon Police Department officers responded to a residence after receiving a call regarding an unresponsive newborn. The suspect’s father reportedly told police the child was not born alive and it was “too late.”
Gordon Police officers went inside the residence and located the 16-year-old and her mother, who was holding the infant. The teen’s mother reportedly was sobbing and told police her daughter “hurt him,” adding, “You can see the marks.”
The infant had also suffered multiple stab wounds to the left side of his chest. The girl’s parents reportedly told police that about an hour before police arrived, the teen took a boning knife out of a kitchen drawer, which was still missing when they checked again.
The teen reportedly said she needed to go to a drugstore to buy menstrual pads. The parents allegedly noticed their dog go into their daughter’s room, and when they followed, they found a large amount of blood.
When the teen returned from the store, her mother asked her about the blood. The teen allegedly admitted to killing the child. The father found the newborn’s body in her closet.
Later that night, the girl’s father discovered the boning knife in the closet as well. The teen was transported to a hospital to undergo surgery.
She was arrested on charges of first-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.