This was so cruel.
Woman Killed Newborn Twins
If she didn’t want her babies, there were plenty of couples who would love those healthy babies. This was an unnecessary tragedy.
According to Mail Online
A woman has been arrested in Virginia for the murder of her newborn twins who were found dead in a pile of trash 15 years ago.
Darnesha Paulita Berry, 34, was held after a cold case unit reexamined the shocking deaths of the boy and girl at a Virginia college.
DNA also linked Berry, who is now married with a young child, to the bodies of the twins who died from head injuries before being tossed away.
Their bodies were found in a trash room at the Holt Hall dorm at St Paul’s College in February 1998.
Berry was a student at the college but was not considered a suspect at the time.
Investigators believe the babies were born in a bathroom, killed and then tossed down a trash chute from a hallway inside the dorm building.
The state medical examiner’s office concluded that the cause of death for both babies was blunt-force trauma to the head.
The double murder remained unsolved until a local TV station ran a story on the murders that was under review by a cold case team.
A number of tip-offs and DNA evidence led them to Berry.
She was held at her part time job in a bank in Henrico and is being held without bond at the Meherrin River Regional Jail in Alberta.
Assistant Chief B.N. Newcomb of the Lawrenceville Police Department said Berry was not considered a suspect then the bodies of the twins were found.
‘It’s a good thing to finally make an arrest and bring some closure to it,’ Newcomb said. ‘It’s something that we’ve been working on for a long time and haven’t forgotten.’
During a TV interview talking about the cold case Newcomb had said the deaths of the newborns was one of the cases that had troubled him during his career.
‘I just couldn’t believe that someone had thrown these two children away,’ he said.
‘It’s one of those cases that a police officer has in his career that haunts him.’
Berry does not have a criminal record and lives in Richmond area.
How do you kill innocent children, get married and have another young child? Who saw her as wife material? Disgusting.