Safe haven laws were enacted so that women facing an unwanted pregnancy would have alternatives beyond abortion, so that women who gave birth but didn’t want the baby would have an option besides drowning the baby in a toilet. But safe haven laws are useless against evil that resides in women like Latasha Wilson.
A Missouri woman is now facing a murder charge after having previously been charged with abandonment of a corpse following the discovery of the remains of a baby boy in a cave in Missouri.
Latasha Wilson, 19, admitted to police that she gave birth to a baby boy on or around January 29 but that she and another man, Zakary Carter, 20, discovered that the baby was deceased a short time after.
The pair dumped the body in a cave without seeking medical attention for the baby. Later, Carter allegedly returned and tried to burn the body.
Wilson had been charged with abandonment of a corpse, but following an autopsy, the medical examiner found the baby was born alive and that he drew breath before he died.
Prosecutors say the baby was born alive in a toilet and that Wilson waited too long to remove him from the water, reports Fox 4.
He ultimately drowned.
‘There was a lot of degradation done, decomposition of the body. He was set on fire. A lot of different body parts had to be sent off for analysis,’ Johnson County, prosecutor Lynn Stoppy told Fox 4.
Murdering a child is always horrific, but it is an especially evil act to murder a newborn infant, the most defenseless and vulnerable among us. These pitiful excuses for parents could have dropped the baby off at a fire station or hospital and walked away, no questions asked, but instead they chose to kill.
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