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Woman jailed for performing abortion on herself and burying fetus in back yard

By Mason White 5:28 PM April 26, 2017
Michelle Frances Roberts
Michelle Frances Roberts
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A woman was placed behind bars after police learned that she performed a late term abortion on herself, according to police in Virginia.

Chesterfield County police said that they have arrested 43-year-old Michelle Frances Roberts, after being accused of aborting her baby and burying the remains in her back yard.

Roberts has been charged with one count of producing an abortion or miscarriage with the intent to destroy an unborn child.

She was booked into the Chesterfield County jail, pending a bail hearing.

According to the criminal complaint, police received a tip that skeletal remains were buried in the back yard of a home located in the 6200 block of Philbrook Road.

The grandmother of the unborn child became suspicious after Roberts no longer appeared to be pregnant during her third trimester.

Police contacted Roberts, and she admitted to aborting her unborn baby in the third trimester and burying the remains in her yard.

Investigators exhumed the remains and sent the bones for testing. Tests confirmed that the baby was aborted. The medical examiner said that the baby died as a result of penetrating injuries to the head.