Knotts Island, NC - The teen convicted of stabbing her newborn to death with a pair of scissors was sentenced to a decade behind bars.
Two years ago, 16-year-old Rebecca Blackmore was charged with first-degree murder after she used a pair of scissors to stab her newborn daughter to death shortly after squishing her out.
Afterwards, she showed up at the emergency room showing signs of having recently given birth, but had no baby. When questioned, she reportedly told police the child was stillborn and they could find the body in her bedroom closet.
She was right about a dead baby in her closet, but not about the stillborn part. An autopsy showed the baby girl was alive at birth and for a short time thereafter. That is, until Blackmore stabbed her newborn daughter with a pair of scissors.
On Monday, Blackmore was sentenced to 10 to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to second degree murder, said District Attorney Frank Parrish.
What makes this story even more infuriating is that North Carolina, like many other states, has a Safe Haven Law.Tags: Crime, Murder, newborn, North Carolina, Rebecca Blackmore, scissors, Stabbing