You come a long way in your walk with Christ, working on different aspects of your growth in the Lord then things like this happen and you find yourself struggling hard NOT TO JUDGE. Then you wonder why you should not.
That this lady’s action is not only grievously wrong but also deeply morally reprehensible is not in doubt. She it was who snuffed out its life. She it was who dumped it in the toilet like so much s#it. She it was who showed no remorse afterward and she it is who now faces the possibility of a life sentence. Of course the fact that the pregnancy did not grow itself is beside the point at this stage. She might not even be able to name the father.
Still, I refrain from passing judgment. But for the grace of God, there goes I over 20 years ago.
- Employees at Starters Pub near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, found a dead baby inside the tank of the toilet in the women’s bathroom August 17
- Police say Amanda Catherine Hein, 26, of Allentown, admitted to giving birth to a live baby and suffocating it
- She said she had known she was pregnant for months and did not tell anyone about pregnancy or going into labor
- After allegedly killing her baby, Hein smoked a cigarette and continued watching pay-per-view wrestling for an hour until she went home
- She could face the death penalty, if convicted
A woman who gave birth in the bathroom of a busy sports bar then killed her baby and hid it in the toilet was tracked down and arrested after police traced a blood stain the woman left on the booth where she was sitting, it was revealed today.
Amanda Catherine Hein, 26, was at Starters Pub near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, watching pay-per-view wrestling with three friends August 17, when she left and went to the bathroom for about 40 minutes. She returned with blood on her clothes, but insisted she was fine.
Police say Hein went outside and smoked a cigarette, then returned to her friends and continued watching the match.
The next morning, a janitor who checked on the toilet after complaints that it would not flush, found the child wrapped in a plastic garbage bag, submerged in the tank behind the toilet seat.
Hein was charged with murder Monday and could face the death penalty.
The Lehigh Valley Express-Times reports that an autopsy found that Hein had given birth to a healthy, full-term baby boy. The child suffocated to death.
Hein said she realized she was pregnant in May or June, but did not tell anyone. None of her friends who were with her the night she gave birth knew that she was carrying a child.
They also did not know she had gone into labor on August 17.
That night, Hein and three male friends reserved a booth at Starters bar to watch the
WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view wrestling match.
Her friends told police she was complaining of back pain and spasms during the match. When she excused herself, she was gone for so long that they began to send her text messages.
After she allegedly killed the baby, she stayed at the bar for another hour.
She had blood on her clothing, but refused to go home until the match was over.
After the discovery of the child in the toilet, the waiters at Starters told police they remembered having to clean up blood at one of the booths on August 17.
Managers at the bar were able to look up who reserved the booth – which led detectives to Luis Rivera – one of Hein’s friends.
Rivera led police to Hein.
When she was questioned by officers, she admitted that she had given birth to a live baby and that she had killed him and hid him the toilet after wrapping him in a plastic bag she took from the bathroom garbage can.
Because of the age of the child, Hein could be sentenced to death, if convicted of murder.
Bar owner David Rank said his staff were extremely upset by the grisly incident. He allowed those who wished to go home, others opted to stay and Rank opened the pub to customers at 1pm, two hours later than usual.
‘My biggest concern is for my employees, the mother, the baby,’ said Rank.
‘I just want everyone to say prayers for them.’
Culled from dailymail.co.uk/