Woman Sentenced to Prison in Death of Newborn Son at Work

26 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Woman faces sentencing in death of newborn son at work.

DETROIT — A 26-year-old woman on Monday expressed her indescribable pain and regret for the death of her newborn son whom she stuffed into a plastic bag after giving birth to him at her suburban Detroit workplace. Police say the baby was discovered on March 31 at Pappas’ desk, shortly after his birth in the restroom of business in Wayne County’s Redford Township. The Wyandotte woman earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder under an agreement with prosecutors to drop charges including felony murder and child abuse. The Detroit News reported that Pappas had previously denied her pregnancy, according to her sister and co-worker, Cassandra Pappas; she never purchased baby items and didn’t discuss options such as abortion or adoption. Before the young woman spoke, her father addressed her and Morrow, pledging to his daughter his and the family’s support while she is incarcerated and once she is let out of prison. “We love you and forgive you,” Michael Pappas said. “We will support you with as many visits as we can.

Defense attorneys in August called the matter “a complicated case” and argued for an involuntary manslaughter charge in the death, highlighting testimony that Pappas appeared pale and in shock directly following the birth.

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