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Teenager admits killing her newborn baby

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A South Lincolnshire teenager today admitted a charge of infanticide after her newborn baby boy choked to death.

The 17 year old girl wept in the dock at Lincoln Crown Court as she pleaded guilty to the charge brought under the 1938 Infanticide Act.

She admitted causing his death by pushing a tissue into his throat, causing him to suffocate, whilst the balance of her mind was disturbed by reason of not having fully recovered from the effect of giving birth.

The cases arises out of the death of the baby boy on September 4 last year at a house in a village near Bourne.

Emergency services were alerted after paramedics went to the property following a call to the NHS non-urgent 111 number.

The girl, who was 16 at the time and cannot be named because of a court order, previously denied murder and had been due to stand trial today.

Mrs Justice Thirlwall adjourned the hearing for probation and psychiatric reports.

The girl was remanded to the care of the local authority and will appear back in court for sentence on 8 September.

 
 
 

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