Ex-student gets life sentence for killing baby by throwing it in the trash
ZANESVILLE, Ohio — A former college student who gave birth in her sorority house and killed the newborn by throwing it in the trash has been sentenced to life in prison without parole, NBC Chicago 5 reports.
According to prosecutors, the baby died of asphyxiation after Emile Weaver, 21, gave birth in a bathroom on April 22, 2015 and threw the newborn into a trashcan.
During the trial, Weaver said she believed the baby was already dead, but the judge felt she wasn’t remorseful and gave her an extended sentence.
Prosecutors said at trial that she knew she was pregnant all along and engaged in risky behaviors like drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and playing in a dodge ball tournament because she never intended to keep the baby.
According to NBC Chicago 5, hours after disposing of the baby, Weaver texted the man she thought was the father and said “no more baby” and the situation had been “taken care of.”