Woman hands herself in after allegedly killing newborn and claiming she miscarried
"Determining whether or not the baby was born dead or alive — that is the crux of my prosecution"
A tragic tale is unfolding in the States right now, after a woman surrendered to New York police. She is alleged to have killed her baby shortly after he was born, hiding his body at her home.
Thirty-year-old Andee Wright has since been arraigned on second-degree murder charges.
Wright’s boyfriend first called the police after returning home to find her “in medical distress." She had given birth to a baby boy between 2:30 a.m. and 3:15 a.m. He didn’t realise she’d given birth, but called 911 when he saw her in distress and she was rushed to the hospital.
A short time later, authorities found the baby's body in a rubbish bag in a bin in the basement of the home.
Andee Wright, 30, was arraigned this afternoon on two counts of second-degree murder after she allegedly killed her newborn in October 2020. Bail has been set for her at $75,000.
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Wright had allegedly struck the baby boy at least twice, with one blow fracturing his skull. The Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office said the death was the result of blunt force trauma. John Flynn, district attorney for Erie County, New York, added a “precise, edge like instrument or object” was used to strike the boy.
At the time, Wright told the police that she miscarried at 38 weeks, but the investigation is providing mounting evidence that the baby was born alive.
Flynn said that "determining whether or not the baby was born dead or alive — that is the crux of my prosecution."
Our thoughts are with every affected by this tragedy.