Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit arrested and charged a female teenager in connection with the death of a newborn baby boy that was found deceased on October 24, 2020 on Forest Street in Kearny.
According to county officials, the defendant, who was 17 years old at the time, is being charged as a juvenile and the matter is being handled in Family Court.
The juvenile was charged with Aggravated Manslaughter in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-4(a)(1), a crime of the first degree; Endangering the Welfare of a child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24- 4(2), a crime of the second degree; and Desecrating Human Remains in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:22-1(a), a crime of the second degree.
The Regional Medical Examiner has determined the manner of death to be homicide.
Officials would not say why it took so long for the teen to be charged at this time.
The above charges are merely accusations and the juvenile defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).
Juvenile matters handled in Family Court are confidential and no additional information can be released at this time.