A Ohio sorority sister was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found her guilty of giving birth to a baby girl and then throwing her away in a dumpster, reports the Washington Post.
The most damning evidence? The Muskingum University student texted the man she assumed was the father after the deed, writing:“No more baby. Taken care of.”
Emile Weaver, 20, was found guilty of aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence by an Ohio jury in May.
According to police reports, Weaver gave birth to the child in the bathroom of the Delta Gamma Theta house in April of 2015. When word got out about the bloody mess discovered by another sorority member, two other students checked the dumpster where they discovered a trash bag.
“We kept shaking the bag,”explained Madison Bates in court testimony “And I saw a baby’s foot.”
According to several members of the sorority, Weaver had long been suspected of hiding her pregnancy.
Prosecutors stated that Weaver had attempted to hide pregnancy for nine months, while trying to kill the baby, identified in court records as “Addison.”
They state that the young woman drank alcohol, smoked marijuana, consumed labor-inducing supplements and even played dodge-ball in the hopes of inducing a miscarriage.
Upon giving birth, Weaver cut the umbilical cord herself before placing the newborn in the trash bag where she suffocated to death.
“She wanted Addison dead,” stated Muskingum County Assistant Prosecutor Ron Welch. “Whether it was during her pregnancy or after birth, it didn’t matter. She didn’t want the baby.”