16 yr old Charged in Death of Newborn Infant

DETROIT, MI – A 16-year-old girl, of Detroit, is charged as a juvenile in connection with the death of her newborn infant. Infant Death

On February 21, 2019 at approximately 11:30 p.m., EMS was dispatched to an address in the 9100 block of Agnes in response to a call for assistance with the teenaged girl for an unknown medical condition.  Medics transported her to a local hospital for treatment.  It was later discovered that earlier in the day on February 21, 2019, the 16-year-old girl 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 the teenager wrapped the infant in a towel, placed her in a purse and hid the body in a closet in her room. On February 22nd, 2019, Detroit Police officers were dispatched to the apartment and located the deceased infant in the closet.

The girl has been charged as a juvenile with Second Degree Murder. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for October 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. before Referee Sean Kerman at the Juvenile Detention Center.

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