'Mom' behind bars after police find newborn baby buried under porch

'Mom' behind bars after police find newborn baby buried under porch

'Mom' behind bars after police find newborn baby buried under porch

WPXI was told Robinson has ties to the people who live in the home where her baby was found. Police now are trying to piece together what exactly happened leading up to his death.

"The baby was a viable 7-pound baby boy", state police Lt. Eric Hermick told KDKA-TV.

That homeowner was putting up Christmas lights and running a wire under the porch when they found a bag. She allegedly moved the newborn's body the next day in the crawlspace under the family's back porch.

State police said the child was wrapped in a t-shirt and put in the plastic bag.

In addition to murder, Robinson has been charged with concealing the death of a child, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. "The baby was born alive and cleaned up and then placed under there".

It was indicated Robinson worked as a cashier at local discount retailer, "Big Lots".

The accused stated that she was not aware that she was pregnant and neither was her family.

Robinson was in the hospital Sunday for birthing complications and was taken to jail on Monday immediately after she was released, the Associated Press reported. "It still looked like it was alive at the scene". Her relatives are now cooperating with investigators, who noted that Robinson is already a mother.

According to the complaint, the crawlspace has a removable door and Robinson's father initially found the child.

'They can drop them off at a police station or hospital.

Robinson has an 8-year-old child that she does not have custody of.

Police found evidence during the execution of a search warrant at Robinson's home indicating she had "prior knowledge" that she was pregnant before giving birth, the Post-Gazette reports. Lawrence County District Judge Scott A. McGrath denied bail.

The Lawrence County Coroner is investigating, and police are waiting for the results of an autopsy to determine the manner and cause of the infant's death.

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