A 16-year-old is being held for murder after shoving a rock down the throat of her minutes old daughter.
Alaya Dotson, of Colorado in the United States, allegedly inserted the rock in the baby’s throat an hour after giving birth, police said.
Dotson told police that she was unaware of her pregnancy and realized she was giving birth while using the bathroom. She said after giving birth, she took the newborn up to her room and laid on the floor next to the infant.
The teenager reportedly told authorities that she wrapped the baby in a blanket and went outside onto her patio where she put a rock in the newborn’s throat and admitted to suffocating the baby.
“I did not know what to do with it,” she said. Her mother found the 16-year-old outside with “a lot of blood on her shirt” and noticed blood on the blanket that the infant was wrapped in and called the police, reports said.
The newborn was taken to the hospital, where a one-inch rock was removed from her throat. She died later that morning. Dotson is being charged with murder and will be tried as an adult, according to reports.
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