21-year-old Tiona Rodriguez, who welcomed her baby in a friend’s bathroom in New York when she was just 17, reportedly stuffed the newborn baby into her purse and then went shopping with it for sexy lingerie at Manhattan’s Victoria’s Secret.
A search by the security guards at the shop who noticed a bad smell coming from her bag after suspecting her of shoplifting, uncovered the newborn baby’s corpse.
Prosecutors who charged Tiona Rodriguez with murder, further busted Facebook messages to a friend in which she callously talked about the child’s death.
“Take this s*** and dig a hole, put it somewhere, lol, then we go eat [pancakes]” she wrote.
It was gathered that this was Tiona’s third pregnancy, as she faces life in prison if convicted. The lady who gave birth to her first baby at the age of 14, pleaded guilty last month to first-degree manslaughter under extreme emotional disturbance and was jailed for 16 years.
Speaking to newsmen, her counsel Julie Rendelmen said;
“People look at her and think she’s so evil, but there is so much more to this young woman than these incredibly horrible moments in her life. She was feeling incredible pressure and incredible feelings of inadequacy.”
Still on reports of mothers who kill their baby, in 2017, it was reported that a physically challenged woman identified simply as Elohoh, committed one of the most atrocious acts ever known after she killed her one-day-old baby by forcing boiled water into his throat, and went further to suffocate him.
The incident, according to an eyewitness, Simon Ivan Ohwo, happened in Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state on Monday, November 27, 2017, at the Iwhrekpokpo Quarters.
Ohwo who posted the ugly incident and a video of the suspect on his Facebook page, said Elohoh who is in her late 20s, and a plantain chips seller, gave birth to the baby late in the evening of that day by herself and promptly killed him later in the night.