20-year-old Ashley Johnson of Monroe, Louisiana was charged in the death of her newborn. Johnson claims that she didn’t realize that she was pregnant when she gave birth. Again, how can you not know this? Police say she stabbed the newborn and fractured its skull shortly after giving birth to the baby.
Johnson claims that she tried cutting the umbilical cord with scissors after the birth and may have cut the baby’s shoulder except that doctors say the newborn had several deep lacerations to the right side of the neck and shoulder. Also that doesn’t explain the fractured skull however.
An autopsy performed on the newborn showed that the baby had a severed carotid artery and multiple skull fractures.
I wonder what the real reason was that she killed the baby. I would lay odds is that it was something as selfish as not being able to party anymore if she had a kid. Well there ain’t gonna be any partying for her anymore.
Whatever the reason with safe haven laws and abortions, as distasteful as I find them, there is no reason for what she allegedly did to this child.
Thanks to Lori for the tip.