Mom arrested when grandpa finds baby corpse while getting Christmas decorations
NEW YORK POST – JOSHUA RHETT MILLER
A Pennsylvania woman was arrested in the death of her newborn after her father found the infant’s corpse stuffed in a crawl space while decorating the family home for Christmas.
Brittany Robinson, 23, of Shanango Township, was arraigned Monday on charges of criminal homicide, concealing the death of a child, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence in the infant’s death after giving birth in the bathtub of her family’s home on Friday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Robinson told police the 7-pound, 19-inch baby didn’t have a pulse or heartbeat when she placed the boy’s body in a dresser drawer in an enclosed porch in the rear of the home, according to an affidavit obtained by the newspaper.
Robinson told police she didn’t check on the infant until the following day, at which point she moved the baby — who still wasn’t breathing, she said — to a crawl space, where her father found the boy Sunday in a bag while routing an extension cord to put up Christmas lights.