Brittany Williams, Mom Who Put Newborn in Trash, Convicted of Murder

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A Phoenix mom who put her newborn baby in a trash can last year -- killing the baby -- has been found guilty of second-degree murder, court officials tell New Times.

In January 2010, Brittany Williams delivered a baby in her family's Phoenix home. According to authorities, none of her family members knew she was pregnant.

Rather than take the baby to a hospital, Williams put the newborn in the trash.

Williams later told family members she'd delivered a child and that they could find it in a trash can in front of a vacant house down the street from their home.

Family members rushed to revive the baby but were unsuccessful.

Williams initially was charged with first-degree murder and child abuse for the baby's death, but the murder charge was later reduced to second-degree murder.

Williams was found guilty in May of child abuse, but jurors were hung on the murder charge and a retrial was ordered.

The issue was whether the baby was alive when Williams put it in the trash. At the time of death, police say, the baby was alive and that Williams had "spent some time in her residence with the child before taking it to a vacant house."

Jurors in Williams' second murder trial concluded that the baby was born alive -- and that Williams is a murderer.

Williams' sentencing is scheduled for September 23.
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Glenn8818
Glenn8818

I do not understand why killing a newborn child is an offense. It should not be. Hospitals and doctors murder healthy babies every single day. It's called abortion. Abortion is not a right, it is an industry. People who murder babies are not doctors, they are serial killers and should be strung up.

This poor black woman should spend the rest of her life in prison if and only when all the abortionists are doing the same.

Renripples
Renripples

OH MY GOD !!!! I met her, at a phoenix  ranch market,and she was carrying the baby with her in a bassinet with a stroller, along with her boyfriend ( who was white i only mention this because the bf and her revealed the baby was not his but she was proud of him, he stepped up and took responsibility for another mans child) . Beautiful tiny  baby boy, with shiny thick jet black hair, at the time i had a newborn myself.and she was the typical doting, overprotective mom look but don't touch actually she only allowed me to hold her son i guess because i let her hold mine...i don't understand what made her snap...she was genuine at the time of loving that baby she even bought him formula had the cutest clothes for him and a car seat/stroller ..so sad i am crying now looking at my now 1 year old and thinking of the murdered baby who did not even have a chance.. .that baby could have made a difference in this world...i guess now in his death he will make another difference in  being the one voice of many for a cause to end child murder and abuse...heartbreaking again.  

OrangeCountyCalifornia
OrangeCountyCalifornia

Don't get me wrong, the conviction for second-degree murder is well-deserved and I hope the judge throws the book at her when she's sentenced, however, had she been an attractive white woman like Casey Anthony, she would have been allowed to plead no contest to a lesser charge and get nothing more than probation.  It's really pathetic that our justice system punishes baby-killing moms based on race and looks.

Libraeffect
Libraeffect

ppl r fucking idiots...we see this shit everyday...why couldnt her ugly fat ass go to the hospital and drop the baby off?????/fucking retard!!!!!!

Angela
Angela

It would be very difficult to get the baby to a hospital alone after giving birth, or quickly after giving birth. It is a very tiring, time consuming, and physically painful (for days after) process. It is a noble idea but not going to be used in the heat of the moment or if a girl is trying to hide the pregnancy and baby from others.

Sorry1900
Sorry1900

You know sometimes things seem different than they are some people feel that because they go to church and keep their children locked in the house & not interact with society that they will be better than the next child. So sorry for the girl but, her parents helped make her who she is & GOG knows I wish they had checked the DNA to the baby its more to it than being said! 

Zazen
Zazen

Are you saying her decision to put her baby in a garbage can which resulted in the baby's death is her family's fault? Let me repeat the key phrase... 'Her decision.'

And really, who gives a flying f*ck what the baby's DNA said? That is inconsequential.

You. Do. Not. Kill. Babies. End of friggin' story.

Slwdsue
Slwdsue

I was thinking the same thing.  Like maybe the father of the baby is also the Grandfather!  My heart is breaking!

Rose Dessler
Rose Dessler

waste of skin that mother is. nigger

Farahiqbal97
Farahiqbal97

That mother was horrible no word about it but you don't have to say nigger it is nasty and racist you are being a hypocrite not all black people will do that to there children they love and cherish them so don't say nigger its nasty

Rose, the white nigger
Rose, the white nigger

You demonstrate human moron so incredibly well, Rose Dessler.

Oh, and by the way, just what color "nigger" are you ?

Rick and Alice
Rick and Alice

Really?  Come with something bettan than that you dumb prick.........

vinceclortho1
vinceclortho1

Crazy how people do this kind of thing when you can walk into any hospital or fire station and hand over a baby.  They will take the child, no questions asked.

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