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Mother Strangles And Dismembers Newborn Son with Scissors

This is so disturbing.

According to Washington Post:

A 21-year-old woman accused of killing her newborn son in the bathtub of her family’s Northwest Washington apartment was ordered Friday to undergo a mental health evaluation.

The suspect, Lillian Alvarado, told her father that the baby was born dead on Nov. 28, but the D.C. medical examiner’s office ruled Thursday that the boy was born alive and then was asphyxiated and dismembered.

On Thursday, D.C. police arrested Alvarado — who lived with relatives in a third-floor apartment in the 6400 block of 14th Street NW — and charged her with first-degree murder and cruelty to children, according to Officer Araz Alali, a police spokesman.

Court documents and a police report describe a gruesome scene in Alvarado’s small Brightwood apartment, where authorities seized scissors and several knives.

Police said they could not file charges until the medical examiner determined that the infant — identified as Baby John Doe — was not stillborn. Police said the examiner found air bubbles in the infant’s lungs, indicating that he was breathing after birth. The autopsy also found that the newborn’s neck had been compressed, and there were signs of drowning.

Police describe a horrific scene in the bathroom. According to the court documents, the infant, with the umbilical cord still attached, was in the tub, in about an inch of water, and a pair of scissors was in a sink.

She could have given the baby up for adoption instead of brutally killing him like this.




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