To carry out that plan, the then 17-year-old Rodriguez went to a friend’s house October. 16, 2013, delivered in a bathroom, tore the 8-pound boy’s umbilical cord with her hands and asphyxiated him, Ferrari said. Prosecutors conceded that time had run out to try the teen for allegedly stealing a $45 pair of trousers from the store, reports the station.
Prosecutors said their lengthy investigation revealed a girl who became a mother at 14 and was callously determined not to let anyone know she was having another baby.
A Brooklyn woman whose newborn son was found dead inside her bag while she was stopped for suspected shoplifting in 2013 has been indicted on a murder charge.
The teenager was today charged with second degree murder over the incident, which happened in 2013.
Ferrari added: “He wasn’t stillborn, he didn’t die of natural causes”. Alec Tabak/for New York Daily News A security guard made the gruesome discovery in the Herald Square store. Bringing the remains with her to Victoria’s Secret, he said, “shows you how confused she was”.
The following day, Rodriguez was stopped by security at the Victoria’s Secret store in Herald Square for possible shoplifting, and discovered the infant dead inside her bag. A previous birth in 2012 also ended in an unclear death. She is believed to have delivered the baby in her bathtub at home.
But defence lawyer Earl Ward said Rodriguez hadn’t realised she was pregnant.
“Then the two of them discussed via text getting rid of it. Smashing it up, so it didn’t look like a body”.
She was ordered held without bail by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Thomas Farber.
She faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison if convicted.