She didn't know she was pregnant & what she did to her newborn is HORRIFYING
Melissa Mitin, a 24-year-old resident of Okemos, Michigan, gave birth to a baby girl at a local home late last December. This was not a planned home birth, it wasn't a planned birth at all, as a matter of fact Mitin didn't even know she was pregnant. Much to Mitin's surprise, she delivered a a child she didn't know she was carrying and within minutes she allegedly suffocated the newborn. Heatbreaking.
Okay, as hard as I find it to believe that anyone could be pregnant all the way up until labor without having a clue that they are pregnant, I will give Mitin the benefit of the doubt on that one, but why suffocate the baby once it is born?
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I have no idea what was going on in Mitin's mind, but on December 26, she took the dead baby to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. That's when police got involved. The county medical examiner determined the death was a "homicide due to a positional asphyxiation or due to a positional cause."
Can you believe that this happened in December and Mitin wasn't arrested until May 12? She's actually not even in jail right now, she's free on a $5,000 bond. A trial is scheduled for June and if convicted she faces up to life in prison.
I really don't understand any of it. I don't understand how she didn't notice she was pregnant. I don't understand why she suffocated the baby. I don't understand why she took the baby she suffocated to the hospital. None of it makes sense to me.
That little baby had no one to lover her and protect her and only a few moments of life. So sad.
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Do you think Mitin was in some kind of trance when she suffocated the baby?