Teen Mother Accused of stabbing her newborn over 100 Times
By Diane White
A 17-year-old Minn. teenager was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the death of her baby, which prosecutors allegedly said, she dumped in a garbage can outside her home in Oakdale after stabbing the baby over 100 times.
Nicole M. Beecroft was charged in Washington County District Court, if convicted, she could spend the rest of her life in prison according to the Pioneer Press, bail is expected to be set Fri.
Authorities were allegedly tipped off by an anonymous caller Tuesday, who told police that a cashier at a Cub Foods grocery store in St. Paul had given birth to a stillborn baby and threw it in the garbage at her home. Police talked to a store-manager who confirmed Beecroft had called in sick the last two days, according to the AP.
Police contacted Beecroft who admitted to giving birth Mon., to a stillborn baby. When police found the baby, bloody towels, and a knife in the garbage however they confronted her again and she allegedly admitted to stabbing the baby after seeing her finger move, according to the StarTribune.
No one knew of the girl's pregnancy.