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Young woman strangles newborn baby moments after giving birth because she lost her mind from blood loss

By Mason White 5:42 PM December 25, 2016
Gintare Suminaite
By: Chan Yuan

A mother claimed that she was mentally disturbed when she choked her newborn baby to death moments after giving birth, according to court documents in the United Kingdom.

Bognor Regis police said that they have arrested 30-year-old Gintare Suminaite, after being accused of killing her newborn baby daughter.

She was charged with one count of murder. Suminaite has pleaded guilty to one count of infanticide as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

The judge accepted her guilty plea as Suminaite claimed that she was mentally disturbed in the hours leading up to killing her child due to blood loss.

She could be sentenced to just probation or a fine. According to the criminal complaint, Suminaite gave birth in bathroom of her home while she was alone.

After seeing her daughter alive, Suminaite choked her baby to death using her hands or a rope. Suminaite waited several hours before calling an ambulance.

Suminaite was taken to the St. Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, Where she was treated for severe blood loss. The baby was found dead in the bathtub of the home, and her body was covered with clothes.