Prosecutors: Mom killed newborn, remains placed in dumpster
NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey woman killed her newborn son and later drove to an apartment complex where the child’s father put the remains in a dumpster.
Monmouth County prosecutors say 18-year-old Jada McClain, of Neptune Township, is charged with murder, while she and her 19-year-old boyfriend, Quaimere Mohammed of Asbury Park, are both charged with desecrating human remains.
Authorities say McClain admitted giving birth March 29 to a baby boy in her bathroom. They say she then killed him by pressing her hands on his chest to stop him from breathing.
After notifying Mohammed, authorities say the pair drove to Asbury Park to dispose of the remains.
Neptune police began investigating after a friend of McCain’s told authorities about the pregnancy and death. It wasn’t known Monday if either McClain or Mohammad had retained attorneys.