Teen Murders Newborn in Trash Compactor

Alabama 18-year-old Jakayla Ashanti Williams is charged with killing her newborn baby boy by throwing his body into a dumpster because ‘it cost too much money.’

The Sad Story

Jakayla Williams, 18, gave birth to a baby on Aug. 13 in her bedroom at around 7:30 a.m., according to Chief William Benny of the Dothan Police Department.

She did not mention the newborn to her family, who were unaware that Williams had given birth until 10 days later on Aug. 23.

Once her family learned this, Williams claimed that she had dropped the baby off at a local hospital after giving birth, said Chief William Benny of the Dothan Police Department.

“That’s when the family of the female became concerned and wanted to recover the newborn child,” Benny said in a news release. “The female and family members went to Southeast Health [on Aug. 24] attempting to find the person the newborn child was given to because that is what they were led to believe by the female.”

Hospital staff said they had no record of the baby at the hospital. Surveillance video was then reviewed, and there was no evidence that Jakayla took the baby to the hospital.  

“When presented with the fact we had proven she never took the newborn child to the hospital as she claimed, she told investigators she had taken the newborn child and wrapped him in a blanket and placed it into a trash dumpster at an apartment complex on the west side of town,” said Benny. “She stated that he was still alive when she placed the newborn child in the dumpster.”

“Investigators went to that location and located a trash compactor attached to a dumpster,” according to the official statement. “The dumpster was seized by the Dothan Police Department and taken to the City of Dothan [landfill] where investigators and officers sifted through the contents.”

The remains of a newborn child were located wrapped in a mattress protector in a zipped-up duffel bag.

“I’ve never even heard of something so horrific as this,” Benny said. “It shocks the mind socks the soul doesn’t even really know what else to say.”

Police say Jakayla admitted to the murder, citing that she was not ready to be a mother because it was too expensive. 

Court records do not list an attorney for Williams at this time and she has yet to enter a plea in the case.

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3 thoughts on “Teen Murders Newborn in Trash Compactor”
  1. This didn’t just happen under Bidens administration people been killing babies for centuries European Americans use to throw black babies into the swamp to catch alligators, way before Biden was president. People say they are pro life and are against abortions but won’t help support the child when the child is born what sense does that make, she knew she couldn’t afford the child but pro lifers wouldn’t let her get an abortion the system needs to be fixed

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