Merry - posted on 03/06/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )
My husband matt works with a woman who was called for jury duty. The case ended up settling, but she explained to matt what the case was about and it's just sickening.
I only know what she told matt, but I think it's quite enough info.
So here's the story.
A woman is pregnant, she goes to work, she takes an hour to go to the bathroom, runs out to her car, and then returns to work. Some co workers notice her belly is all 'deflated' and asks about the baby. The lady acts really weird and they suspect she is not pregnant anymore. They obviously are concerned and worried so one calls the police. The police find the baby in the womans trunk of her car. She had shoved something in the baby's air pipe so it couldn't cry and obviously she knew it would die. Then she put the dead baby in her trunk and tried to resume her shift at work.
She was charged with first degree murder, and is going to jail. Idk for how long, but I sure hope it's a decent amount of time.
Matt said he almost cried when hearing this story. And the worst part is, here in Wisconsin a mother can drop off her newborn within three days of the birth at any public service building no questions asked, no paperwork, no fee or fines, nothing at all. Just hand over the baby and leave. This law was set up to make these stories stop. Too many women were killing their babies upon birth and the law is trying to keep women from killing their babies.
Obviously sometimes it doesn't work that way, and it's absolutely disgusting that she could do this to her baby.
UPDATE:::: I asked matt and he had not told me that the reason the case settled without going to trial is because no doctor could find any amount of mental disorder. She was of full brain capacity......