Police say teen allowed baby to drown in toilet then disposed of the body
An 18-year-old Georgia teen has been arrested after police took her file to a grand jury. Police allege she drowned her baby and threw it into the trash. The baby was later retrieved from a garbage truck. Anitra Hicks has been indicted by a Grand Jury on six counts, including felony murder.
Her mother, Patricia Hicks says that her daughter denies all charges and is innocent. She says her daughter only weighs 115 lbs. and nobody knew, including Anitra herself, that she was pregnant.
Now Anitra’s mother is chalking the misunderstanding up to a bowel movement. She told WTOC, “She gave birth to her baby and she thought she was having a bowel movement and the baby came out in the toilet. She didn’t know she was pregnant. We didn’t know she was pregnant.”
“I have 5 grand kids so she knows that me nor her dad would ever put her down 0r put any judgement against her. I had a baby at 18. My daughter and other daughter have had a baby at 18. I’ve been in the medical field for 23 years and I’ve talked to doctors and nurses who have more experience with childbirth that I do and I told them, my child didn’t stop having her period the whole time.”
Mrs. Hicks claims that her daughter wonders why God didn’t let her know that she was pregnant and why God took the baby from her.
Police disagree. They found the baby in the trash and allege that Anitra Hicks just wanted to get rid of the baby and live a life that wasn’t burdened with having to take care of a child.