Crime

Heroin user mother ‘kills addicted newborn baby by injecting it with drugs before placing the body in a bin bag’

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A heroin-addicted mother allegedly killed her baby after injecting it with a drug to prevent withdrawal symptoms. 

The woman, who is understood to have been residing in a camper trailer in La Madera, New Mexico, then allegedly put her baby’s lifeless body into a bin bag. 

She was injecting her newborn with the drug to stop the child from going through withdrawal symptoms, according to the baby’s father. 

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A heroin-addicted mother allegedly killed her baby after injecting it with a drug to prevent withdrawal symptoms (stock image)

A heroin-addicted mother allegedly killed her baby after injecting it with a drug to prevent withdrawal symptoms (stock image)

The newborn child’s name or gender is not yet known. The mother has been arrested.

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Authorities were alerted to the scene after the father of the baby returned from a trip away to find his partner was no longer pregnant and unable to explain where their child was. 

The father called police who arrived to carry out a welfare check, according to local media reports.  

The woman, who is understood to have been residing in a camper trailer in La Madera, New Mexico, (pictured) then allegedly put her baby's lifeless body into a bin bag

The woman, who is understood to have been residing in a camper trailer in La Madera, New Mexico, (pictured) then allegedly put her baby’s lifeless body into a bin bag

Officers recognized the ‘smell of death’ in the trailer and began searching the woman’s belongings. 

They discovered the child’s body had been put in a tote bag before being placed in a bin bag. 

The woman allegedly showed signs of heroin addiction and police were reportedly informed she had used the class-A drug despite being pregnant.   

No charges have yet been laid against the woman. 

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