A fifteen-year-old girl who killed a newborn girl seconds after she was born will be held in jail for up to fifteen years. The girl had concealed her pregnancy from her family and had discussed ways to end the pregnancy with the child’s father for months.
The trial in a Fort Worth juvenile courtroom covered a wide range of topics, including sex education, abortion, religion, police errors, and the involvement of the child’s father, who was not charged with the crime. The girl, who is now 17 years old and cannot be recognized because of her age, entered a guilty plea in adult court by acknowledging that the capital murder accusation against her was true.
Due to the girl’s apparent lack of regret and the horrific manner of her murder, the prosecution had argued for a maximum sentence of 40 years. When Judge Alex Kim delivered the verdict, the adolescent remained motionless and looked straight ahead. Despite calling her conduct “inconceivable, regrettable, and shameful,” her defense team persisted in calling for a reduced sentence that might include some probation, pointing out how unfair it was that the child’s father was not charged in relation to the death.
She Was Pregnant
During the trial, 18-year-old Alexis Martinez used his Fifth Amendment protection against coercion to testify against himself. In 2020, the girl began to slip away from her house to see Martinez because the school districts were refusing to. She was 15 years old when she became pregnant in February 2021. She was terrified of losing her family’s support because she was raised in a conservative pro-life Catholic home with little to no sex education. She told Martinez via Snapchat that they needed to take action.
Later, worried they would be discovered, he asked her once more to think about alerting someone. September 9, 2021, the girl delivered the baby in a bathroom at home. Calling 911, her elder sister sounded surprised to see a baby that none in the family had anticipated.
Paramedic According to Samantha Sandoval’s testimony, the girl informed her that the baby had been delivered on the toilet and might have struck its skull. Sandoval, however, claimed that she saw wounds, bruising.
Samantha Sandoval, a paramedic, testified that the girl had told her that the baby had been delivered on the toilet and might have struck its head. Sandoval, however, said that she saw scratches, bruises, and swelling on the infant’s face and head right away. When the baby died early the next morning, medical staff at Cook Children’s Medical Center discovered the same thing and contacted the authorities.