Mom Charged with Murder After Setting Baby on Fire in Pemberton
Police today arrested a 22-year-old mother who they said set her newborn baby on fire in the middle of a quiet street.
Police responded called to Simontown Road in Pemberton Township around 11 p.m. Friday for a report of a fire on the roadway.
Upon arrival, police found the child on fire and quickly extinguished the flames.
The baby -who was alive but severely burned - was airlifted to Temple University Hospital's burn unit in critical condition.
The newborn was than transferred to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia where she dies early this morning, police said.
Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi said that the investigation revealed that the infant had been doused with an accelerant prior to being set on fire.
Mother, later identified as Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, was arrested at the scene. She was charged with murder and her bail was set at $500,000.