Woman admits murdering baby found in plastic bag at her desk after giving birth at work
A woman has admitted murdering her newborn son who
was found in a sealed plastic bag in her desk drawer after
she gave birth in her office bathroom .
Kimberly Pappas, 26, pleaded guilty to second-degree
murder following the infant’s gruesome death in March.
She allegedly used cuticle scissors to cut the full-term
baby boy’s umbilical cord inside a business toilet stall in
Michigan, according to the Detroit Free Press .
The supply company employee then stuffed him into a
sealed plastic bag and hid him inside her desk for about
Employees called the police after they found a pool of
blood in the bathroom.
newborn, who was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Pappas had told authorities she had a miscarriage, but an
autopsy found that the newborn died by asphyxiation and
ruled the death a homicide.
She greed to a sentence of 9 to 20 years in prison on the
guilty plea entered before Wayne County Circuit Court
Judge Bruce Morrow on Wednesday.
Pappas is scheduled to be sentenced on October 26.
She had been charged with felony murder, premeditated
murder and first-degree child abuse in the death of the
boy at a workplace.
Lawyers for Pappas had argued that she needs therapy
and counseling and had said in a court hearing in August
that she should be charged with manslaughter, local