facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

N.Y.C. teen accused of throwing stillborn baby in garbage chute

April 29, 2013 at 12:53 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- New York City police arrested a 19-year-old woman who allegedly tossed her stillborn baby boy down a garbage chute, officials said.

Ariel Devonish-Francis, 19, was charged Sunday with unlawful disposal of a cadaver for the incident, the New York Daily News reported.

Police said Devonish-Francis gave birth an 8-month stillborn baby Saturday at her home in the West Farms Road Rehabs housing project.

Her brother was home when she gave birth but said he didn't know she was pregnant.

"She kept constantly going back and forth to the bathroom. I thought it was maybe something she ate," said Clifton Jones, 25. "If I would have known, things would have been different."

After giving birth, Devonish-Francis went to the hospital for medical treatment and told workers there that she had thrown the stillborn down the garbage chute in her building.

The fetus was found in a bag in the building's basement. The city medical examiner performed an autopsy Sunday and determined the baby was stillborn.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Obamas attend wedding of personal chef
2
Corvette Museum plans to fill in sinkhole
3
Pakistan PM Nawaz in hiding, death toll reaches 11
4
Lesotho military allegedly takes control of government buildings
5
Boy being treated for brain tumor taken from hospital
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback