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MINOR CHARGED WITH KILLING NEWBORN SON

Dec. 8, 2001 – The 17-year-old mother of a newborn infant boy found dead in a hamper in the girl's home in October was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder.
The baby was discovered by a relative who was cleaning the bathroom in the home after the girl had been taken to Roy L. Schneider Hospital to be treated for excessive bleeding.
Medical Examiner Francisco Landron, who performed an autopsy on the baby, said at the time that the child was "born alive but died sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning" [Oct. 15 or 16]. Landron said the autopsy determined that the infant suffocated. He said at that time that the case would be classified as "murder, whether because of neglect or otherwise."
After being arrested, the girl was released to the custody of her parent, according to a release from the chief of police.
Virgin Islands law prohibits the police from releasing the names of minors charged with crimes.
An advice-of-rights hearing for the teen-ager is scheduled for Monday.

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Dec. 8, 2001 – The 17-year-old mother of a newborn infant boy found dead in a hamper in the girl's home in October was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder.
The baby was discovered by a relative who was cleaning the bathroom in the home after the girl had been taken to Roy L. Schneider Hospital to be treated for excessive bleeding.
Medical Examiner Francisco Landron, who performed an autopsy on the baby, said at the time that the child was "born alive but died sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning" [Oct. 15 or 16]. Landron said the autopsy determined that the infant suffocated. He said at that time that the case would be classified as "murder, whether because of neglect or otherwise."
After being arrested, the girl was released to the custody of her parent, according to a release from the chief of police.
Virgin Islands law prohibits the police from releasing the names of minors charged with crimes.
An advice-of-rights hearing for the teen-ager is scheduled for Monday.