The Mississippi 16th Circuit District Attorney’s Office has dropped an initial second-degree murder charge against a woman accused of birthing her baby in a toilet and abandoning it.
Magnolia Leigh Holdiness was the first baby of 2019 born at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. She is Trevor and Courtney Holdiness’ firstborn. Due on Jan. 21, Magnolia surprised her parents with an early arrival at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday. She weighed seven pounds, eight ounces, and was 19 inches long.
A Starkville woman arrested for second-degree murder in the death of her newborn researched ways to have a miscarriage before attempting to birth it, according to a new filing in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
A former Starkville Police Department radio operator accused of second-degree murder of her newborn allegedly birthed the baby in a toilet and abandoned it, sources have confirmed.
Chase Connor Shirk was the first baby of 2018 born at OCH Regional Medical Center. Born at 5:01 a.m. Monday, he weighs eight pounds, 13 ounces and is 21-1/4 inches long. Chase’s parents are Steven and Shanna Shirk.
A baby missing since Tuesday has been found safe with his grandparents in Memphis.
Columbus parents Becky and Derrick Andrews did not realize they had planned to induce their second child’s birth on a leap day until after the little boy was born Monday. Still, they found the news pretty exciting.
Local firefighters helped deliver a baby girl in Gilmer Inn’s Room 101 in downtown Columbus on Tuesday.
Police responding to a report from a fisherman about an overturned car in an icy Utah river were stunned to discover an 18-month-old girl dangling in a car seat inside, unconscious but alive.
Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for a Clay County woman charged with capital murder in the death of her infant.