Mother kills her 4-day-old baby by putting him in a refrigerator for three hours

Angela Blackwell and William Blackwell 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested on a charge of homicide after allegedly killing her newborn baby by placing him inside a refrigerator, according to police in South Carolina.

Chester police said that they have arrested 27-year-old Angela Blackwell, after being accused of killing 4-day-old William Blackwell.

In court, Angela pleaded not guilty to homicide by child abuse.

She was booked into the Chester County Detention Center, where she is being held without bail.

According to the police investigation, William died of asphyxia and hypothermia from being placed in the cold refrigerator for three hours.

The incident occurred just four days after William was born.

After three hours, Angela took her son out of the refrigerator, but she did not seek medical attention despite the fact that he was unconscious.

William's father and Angela’s wife, Jeff Lewis, said that the mother is mentally disabled, but she loves her children and is very protective of them.

Lewis and Angela have another child, a 3-year-old boy, who was taken by the Department of Social Services after the newborn died.

Lewis claims that his wife did not put William in the refrigerator, and he doesn't know who did.