Woman Arrested After Allegedly Stashing Her Dead Baby Under A Bed

A Rosemont woman was arrested Tuesday night and charged with murder.

Editor's note: This story contains content that may be disturbing to some readers.

A Rosemont woman has been arrested months after authorities say she was found with a dead baby in a trash bag under her bed.

Courtney Kathleen Addington, 24, was admitted to a local hospital on Jan. 25 with complications from excessive bleeding, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said in a press release.

"An examination of Addington showed evidence that she had recently given birth; however, Addington denied this contention by medical staff," the press release stated.

Her home, on Wildrose Way in Rosemont, was searched that evening, and officials made a grisly discovery.

"Deputies conducted a search of Addington’s residence, and discovered a newborn child in a trash bag underneath a bed in one of the rooms," the department said. "The infant was deceased upon deputies’ arrival."

Detectives have been investigating the case since that day, and arrested Addington Tuesday on a charge of murder. She is currently being held in the Sacramento County Main Jail and is ineligible for bail. She is due in court Thursday afternoon.

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Teresa Savage April 18, 2013 at 02:42 PM
This is so sad but please don't judge until you have all the evidence. God only knows what happened and He is the Ultimate judge. I do hope that she receives counseling.
Cindy Enriquez April 18, 2013 at 02:51 PM
I agree with Lisa if you don't want kids use protection. There's plenty of Ladies out there that want kids and can't have them. An innocent baby ugh that just breaks my heart.
Kathy Long April 18, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Was this in Rosemont or Antelope?
Diane Brinkley April 18, 2013 at 04:43 PM
There is no excuse for this when: a) she is an adult and not a teenager b) there is the Safe Surrender law
Haydens Father April 24, 2013 at 08:10 AM
It happened in rosemont, She was arrested in antelope.


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