Long Island woman Leatrice Brewer, who admitted to drowning her three children in a bathtub five years ago, has given birth to a fourth child in the psychiatric hospital where she resides.
Brewer was originally found not guilty because of mental disease and has since been held at the Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center in New Hampton.
It is unclear who the father of the child is or under what circumstances Brewer became pregnant.
Attorney Tom Foley, who represents the father of two of the children Brewer killed, said that it was outrageous that Brewer could become pregnant while incarcerated.
“This person’s supposedly in a secure facility and she gets pregnant,” Foley said. “This is the woman who had no idea what she was doing when she murdered her children.”
Brewer’s case has also seen an increase in interest recently because she is attempting to claim $350,000 from a settlement that the childrens’ father won in wrongful death lawsuits.
However, even if she is able to claim the money, it will be put toward the $1.2 million fee for her psychiatric counseling and other services she has received since her arrest.
Alternatively, the money would be awarded to her new child as her heir.