New York Woman Kills Newborn Baby, Denies Giving Birth

| by Brendan Kelly
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A Long Island, New York, woman has been arrested for suffocating her newborn baby to death, police said.

Police were called to the home of Sharon Seudat, 20, on March 31 for a report of a woman excessively bleeding, NBC News reports. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors determined she had just given birth, which she initially denied.

After the exam, investigators discovered Seudat’s newborn baby girl, lifeless at her home, police said.

Seudat, a student at Nassau Community College, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. She was arraigned on April 2, and her bond was set at $1 million or $750,000 cash. The judge also ordered Seudat to turn over her passport.

According to police, an autopsy confirmed that the baby died from suffocation after her birth.

Seudat's next court date is scheduled for April 5.

A similar case recently occurred in Staten Island, New York. On April 2, police found an unconscious infant outside of Nausheen Rahman's apartment, NBC News noted in a separate article. According to police, Rahman, 28, had given birth to the baby and then placed the breathing newborn baby into a plastic bag. She then threw the bag into a garbage can.

Although the cause of the baby's death it still under investigation, Rahman has been charged with second-degree murder and unlawful concealment of a human corpse. Rahman's attorney said she plans to plead not guilty to the charges.

Sources: NBC News (2) / Photo Credit: NBC News

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