Sacramento Woman Arrested For Killing Newborn Infant

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Courtney Addington (credit: Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept.)

Courtney Addington (credit: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Dept.)

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento woman was arrested for killing her newborn baby back in January.

Courtney Addington, 24, was arrested at around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday after a search of her residence earlier this year turned up a dead infant.

Addington was admitted to Mercy General Hospital on January 25 for complications with excessive bleeding, according to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Ramos. Hospital staff determined during the examination that Addington had recently given birth, which she denied.

Deputies were notified and went to Addington’s residence in the 3800 block of Wildrose Way to check on the possible infant. There they discovered the infant dead, wrapped in a garbage bag under a bed.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Child Abuse Bureau conducted an investigation into the incident and eventually arrested Addington on a murder charge.

Addington is being held without bail at the Sacramento County Main Jail.

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