Mother killed her newborn baby and dumped body under her father’s porchBy Emily Lewis 11:14 AM November 28, 2017
A mother who kept her pregnancy a secret from her family members gave birth to a healthy baby boy before killing him and dumping the body underneath her father’s porch, according to police in Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania State Police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Brittany Robinson after being accused of killing her newborn baby moments after giving birth.
Robinson of Shenango Township is facing charges of criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, and concealing the death of a child.
She was booked into the Lawrence County Jail, pending a bail hearing.
According to the police investigation, Robinson is the mother of an 8-year-old child.
She lost custody of that child and was living with her father in a home on Ellwood Road near Gardner Center Road.
Robinson became pregnant and she kept it a secret from her family.
On Friday, Robinson gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
The baby weighed about 7 pounds and was 19 inches long.
Investigators believe that Robinson killed the baby before wrapping him in a black t-shirt and placed him in a Walmart shopping bag.
She then dumped the baby underneath a porch.
Robinson’s father found the baby at around 3:00 p.m., on Sunday.
The father immediately called the police.
The baby was declared dead at the scene.
Robinson was taken to a hospital for treatment related to childbirth.
Police took her into custody after she was discharged from the hospital.
Robinson told police that she didn’t realize that she was pregnant.
She also claimed that the baby had no pulse.
When asked why she did not call for help, Robinson said that she was scared.
Police gathered evidence that proves Robinson knew she was pregnant.