Mother Charged With Murder After Dead Newborn Girl Found in Trash Bag in New York

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The area around a trash can was cordoned off after the discovery of a dead infant outside a Staten Island, New York, resident on March 12, 2016. (Credit: WPIX)

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A New York mother accused of stuffing her dead newborn baby in a trash bag and leaving it in front of her Staten Island residence has been charged with murder, according to KTLA sister station WPIX.

The area around a trash can was cordoned off after the discovery of a dead infant outside a Staten Island, New York, resident on March 12, 2016. (Credit: WPIX)
The area around a trash can was cordoned off after the discovery of a dead infant outside a Staten Island, New York, resident on March 12, 2016. (Credit: WPIX)

In addition to the murder charge, 28-year-old Nausheen Rahman was also charged with concealment of a human corpse, the New York City-area station reported.

The newborn's body was discovered Saturday morning by police, who initially deemed her death "suspicious."

It was later determined she was not a stillborn, the medical examiner told WPIX. The little girl had taken a breath.

Rahman had gone to an area hospital complaining of bleeding as a complication from giving birth. But hospital staff became concerned when they found no record of the woman having a baby and alerted police, according to the station, citing law enforcement sources.

The following day, police discovered the little girl's body a few feet from the condominium in a garbage can.

A cause of death has not yet been determined.

 

 

 

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