Woman gets three years in prison for baby death involving abortion pills
May 23, 2011 7:46PM
Updated: June 25, 2011 12:34AM
A 25-year-old woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Monday, accused of taking at least 10 abortion pills before having a baby, then tying the still living infant in a plastic bag and leaving her in a closet “as if it were garbage.”
Marisol Molina, 25, who was originally charged with murder, was sentenced to three years in prison, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
Molina, who was seven to nine months pregnant, wrapped the baby in a robe and tied her in a plastic bag on Feb. 18, 2010, before hiding her in a closet in her home in the 6100 block of North Sheridan Road— where the baby was discovered dead a day later, said Kevin DeBoni, an assistant Cook County state’s attorney.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office determined the girl had air in her lungs and stomach, which indicated she was alive before being put into the bag, DeBoni said.
“The defendant induced the birth of her child only to wrap the baby in a robe and then tie the baby in a plastic bag and discard the bag in a closet as if it were garbage,” DeBoni said. “The defendant left that helpless baby to die inside this bag concealed in a closet.”
— Sun-Times Media