Teen mom in New Jersey charged for death of newborn baby boy found on Kearny roadside

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KEARNY, NJ – The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit arrested and charged a female teenager in connection with the death of a newborn baby boy that was found deceased on October 24, 2020 on Forest Street in Kearny.

The defendant, who was 17 years old at the time, is being charged as a juvenile and the matter is being handled in Family Court.

The juvenile was charged with Aggravated Manslaughter in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-4(a)(1), a crime of the first degree; Endangering the Welfare of a child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(2), a crime of the second degree; and Desecrating Human Remains in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:22-1(a), a crime of the second degree.

The Regional Medical Examiner has determined the manner of death to be homicide.


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Juvenile matters handled in Family Court are confidential and no additional information can be released at this time.