A 16-year-old girl, Alaya Dotson, of Denver, has been arrested and charged with murder for the death of her newborn daughter baby after she shoved a rock down her throat.
Dotson allegedly put a rock in the baby’s throat just an hour after giving birth, police said.
Police said Dotson confessed to choking the baby because she was unaware of her pregnancy and only realized she was giving birth while using the bathroom in her home in September.
Dotson said after giving birth she took the newborn up to her room and laid on the floor next to the infant, trying to think of what to do next.
She said the baby girl’s arms were “moving back and forth, but she was not crying.”
Dotson said she then wrapped the baby in a blanket and went outside onto her patio where she saw a rock and shoved the rock down the newborn’s throat, police said.
Dotson’s 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 immediately called police, but the teen allegedly told her that the baby girl was already dead.
The newborn was rushed to the hospital where a one-inch rock was removed from her throat. Unfortunately, she didnt make it, she died later that morning.
Dotson allegedly told police she suffocated the newborn, according to the station.
She is charged with murder and will be tried as an adult.