In yet another deeply disturbing instance of innocent children being stabbed to death, Cassandra Elyse Norwood, a 21-year-old mother, has been charged with the death of her newborn son. Please let this budding trend of kid death by stabbing cease instantly.
The Washington Post reports that the baby was killed hours after Cassandra gave birth in Athens, Georgia. She was admitted to the hospital for blood loss following a home birth. Yet, despite the young mother living with her parents and other family members, police say that she delivered the baby without anyone knowing.
Authorities were alerted to the murder when they received a 911 call yesterday reporting a “lifeless newborn body” in Cassandra’s home. After speaking with members of the mother’s family, police issued a warrant for her arrest. She has been charged with murder and has been booked at the Athens-Clarke County jail as of this morning.
Although investigators believe that Cassandra’s family was home at the time of the murder, no one else was attacked. Police are reportedly now on the lookout for the deceased baby’s father, but that seems to be one of just many questions that desperately need answering.