A Florida girl is now facing murder charges after admitting to strangling her newborn son and stuffing his body in a shoe box.
14-year-old Cassidy Goodison was said to have been wearing baggy clothes in order to hide her pregnancy from her friends and family. on Sept. 19, Cassidy Goodison gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby boy in the bathroom at her Lakeland, Fla., home.
Police say Cassidy Goodison used scissors to pry the baby into the toilet. The next statement from Police is very disturbing, they say she:
lifted the moving infant from the toilet, felt for a pulse, found one, then placed her hands on the infant’s neck and squeezed until he wasn’t moving or breathing any longer,
The teen then tossed the dead body of the baby in a shoe box.
It was only until the teen’s mother noticed an odor 3 days later, while collecting dirty laundry from her daughter’s room that the baby was found.
Cassidy Goodison was arrested on Thursday and is being held at the Polk County Juvenile Detention Facility.