Woman sentenced to 15 years after throwing away newborn

by Lauren Stevens | 22/01/2015 4:18 PM

Woman sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday, after being found guilty for murder of her newborn baby in 2011. Jessica Cruz, who was 19 at the time gave birth to her son in a Salvation Army in Streamwood in 2011, when she tied him up in the garbage left to die. Whether or not the birth was a still birth or not, Cruz kept the pregnancy a secret from her family and didn’t want to “cause anymore grief” to her mother, Cruz already has a toddler. The time she has spent in custody will be counted towards her total jail time.

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