Colorado teen mother faces murder charges after forcing rock down newborn's throat
DENVER (WKRC) - A teen mother is accused of killing her newborn by shoving a rock down the baby's throat, according to a report by KDVR.
Police said the 16-year-old mother, Alaya Dotson, claimed she didn't know she was pregnant until she gave birth.
After the delivery, she took the newborn to the backyard of a home. She told the police she put a rock in the baby's mouth and forced it down the throat of the child.
Police found the baby behind the home, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Dotson is facing first-degree murder charges and is being tried as an adult.