Woman caught with a dead baby in her shopping bag charged with murder

Teen Caught Shoplifting With Dead Fetus in Bag: Police

In 2013, 18-year-old Tiona Rodriguez was caught with a dead newborn baby inside her Victoria's Secret shopping bag. According to the Daily News, she was charged on a count of second-degree murder in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday in the death of her baby.

Rodriguez was originally charged for shoplifting a pair of skinny jeans from the Herald Square Victoria's Secret. When security searched her bag after the theft, they sadly discovered the deceased infant.

Since then, the Manhattan District Attorney's office has been investigating the incident. Last year, the baby's death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner's office.

Officials said that the child died as a result of homicidal asphyxia. Investigators believe the child was one day old when he was killed. He was laid to rest earlier this year in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.

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