Sheriff: Teen Accused Of Killing Her Newborn Baby

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) —   A 17-year-old girl has been accused of allegedly killing her newborn baby in a bathroom after giving birth, according to the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Department.

The girl was admitted to a local hospital Tuesday afternoon for birth complications, which is when authorities learned that she had given birth in the bathroom of her single-wide trailer.

Sheriff’s deputies believe that she killed the baby in the bathroom and then buried the baby’s body in a field adjacent to the mobile homes located on Holt Road, just west of Stockton.

Authorities do not know when she gave birth or when she allegedly killed the baby, according to Sheriff Sgt. Les Garcia.

The girl was taken to juvenile hall and has been charged with murder.

According to authorities, the girl was apparently living at the mobile home with her parents.

  • EDHGuy

    If she had just aborted it one hour before giving birth, abortion rights activists would have no problem with this whatsoever, and it would be legal in most states. While there are law against 3rd trimester abortions, the exceptions allow basically any abortion to performed up until delivery date for things such as “depression,” which clearly is not life threatening.

    • Melissa in NorCal

      Not really Ed. There are only 2 physicians in the country who are licensed and would do it. It would have run the girl thousands of dollars. I’m thinkning we need to focus on what went wrong here. Teen pregnant – too scared to tell parents – kills baby. Parents, please keep an open line of communication with your kids. They do really stupid and sometimes evil things when they are scared. I’m thinking – single wide trailer – teen pregnancy – possible incest – for sure not a good sistuation for any involved.

      • Sac Feminist

        Abortion is readily available through 24 weeks at two locations in Sacramento, Choice Medical Group and Pregnancy Consultation Center!

  • Mari

    that’s no reason to kill an innocent child…

  • Mark Ultima

    Whatever people. Like being a scared teen justifies killing a baby. I feel bad for some of you.

  • Sal

    So does that make it OK to kill a innocent life?!?!?

    • fixnmyhouse

      No. It makes it a tragedy for every person involved.

  • Sal

    Why didn’t she have an aborton in the beginning when she knew she was pregnant? It never makes sense why people would kill their own kids. If she did this think of what else shes capable of doing. Lock her up!

    • fixnmyhouse

      If she is the victim of rape/incest, her father may have not allowed her to have an abortion. She may have been a prisoner in that single-wide. We really have no idea at this point. The courts are perfectly capable of judging her; how about if we leave it to them?

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  • timber

    just hope the girl gets some help

  • CB

    If you’re going to go through the pain of childbirth, why not give the child up for adoption? Even if she were to simply drop the child off at a firestation or hospital, she would be fine, the baby would find a family, and no one would go to jail…

    But I suppose that’s what I would expect out of someone giving birth in the bathroom of a single wide trailer…

    • fixnmyhouse

      How many have you adopted? There are thousands waiting. Since you feel so strongly about the subject, I suggest you adopt a family of siblings.

  • Jaime

    it doesn’t matter if she was raped… she killed her baby and buried it! hello. and not once does it talk about rape!

  • Linda

    i don’t care, just ask someone who was a result of a rape if they are happy to be here. My guess is they would say they are. An innocent life was taken by a selfish teenager!!

  • lexi

    According to the Stockton Register the teen was 22-26 weeks into her pregnancy and yes the baby was born alive. I’m not saying what she did was right but clearly she didn’t have 9 months to decide what to do and come clean to her parents or ask for help. I used to live in a rural area and the closest fire department was 6 miles away, if she doesn’t have a car should she have walked there to give away her child? I’m not sure if the baby would have even survived that long without proper medical attention to have made it to the drop off location. I won’t excuse her actions but I think we should hear the full story before we jump to conclusions and label her a cold blooded killer.

  • motherteresa

    AAWWWW !! poor girl ! she was scared therefore it was really OK to kill that baby !! Go to heIl
    Did having sex scared her too ??? she’s old enough to know not to KILL/MURDER a baby or a human being… SELFISH murderer..

  • SO

    It doesnt matter that she lived in a trailer that part shouldn’t have even been in the story!!! Where ever she gave birth or was raised she should have known better! Why when you people hear trailer you asume incest/rape that is a pretty unfair thing to asume.

  • Andreli G Bote-Ancheta

    first of all, if she is old enough to have sex, get pregnant, give birth to a live baby, and finally kill an innocent baby, then she is old enough to be tried for murder in an adult court, not a juvenile hall. she deserves to be locked up for a long time. it doesn’t matter if it’s rape or call it whatever you want. she still killed an innocent baby. if she doesn’t want the baby, then give it up for adoption. it’s as simple as that. there are enough psycho killers in the psycho ward, don’t add it some more.

  • http://teenskillingnewborns patti diezel

    i truely have no simpathy for them. the poor babies didnt ask to b here. what did the babies do to get a death sentance put on them! this makes me sick!! lock them all up! theres no excuse!

  • http://teenskillingnewborns patti diezel

    makes me sick!! lock all of them up!! no excuses

  • http://teenskillingnewborns patti diezel

    all these teens need to see the photos of the babies and remember the little innocint faceces. u all girls make me puke!!!

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