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Mother kills newborn baby she did not want by dumping him in garbage can after abortion failed

By Mason White 1:01 PM February 26, 2016
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By: Chan Yuan
A woman was arrested on a charge of murder after dumping her newborn baby in a garbage can because she didn’t want to raise him, police in the United Arab Emirates said.

Now, the 31-year-old woman identified as S.S. of Dubai, has been sentenced to serve life in prison after being convicted of murder in connection with the killing of her newborn son.

She was also sentenced to serve one year in jail for having sex out of wedlock. According to the police investigation, the defendant had sex with a man out of wedlock, which resulted in her pregnancy.

The woman went to have an illegal abortion, but the procedure failed. After giving birth to her baby, she dumped the boy in a garbage can and left him there to die.

Two sanitation workers found the baby in the garbage can, and called the police. The baby was still breathing when the men found him, but he died at a hospital.

In court, the woman told the judge that she did not intend to kill the child, and she threw him away because she didn’t want to raise him.

She also admitted to have sex out of wedlock, resulting in the pregnancy.