Girl, 14, gives birth, kills newborn
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) -- Police near Houston say they have charged a 14-year-old girl with murdering her baby in a school bathroom after secretly giving birth.
Police in Baytown said Thursday that the girl is charged as a juvenile with capital murder.
Baytown Police Capt. Roger Clifford says prosecutors will decide whether to certify her as an adult. She cannot be executed if convicted because of her age.
The girl is accused of giving birth April 2 at Cedar Bayou Junior High. Police say she stuffed toilet paper in the infant's throat and submerged him in a toilet.
The girl's attorney, Gerald Yoakum, says she didn't realize she was giving birth.