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Woman Gave Birth to Baby Boy at Home and Brutally Killed Infant in New Jersey; Thrown in Jail after Heartbreaking Incident

Woman Gave Birth to Baby Boy at Home and Brutally Killed Infant in New Jersey; Thrown in Jail after Heartbreaking Incident

After a tragic turn of events, a jury has reached a verdict in the case of Andee R. Wright, 32, from Amherst. She has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of her newborn son.

Following a six-day trial and two hours of deliberation, the jury reached a verdict, finding Wright guilty of the murder that took place in the early hours of October 5, 2020. Wright, who was by herself at her residence on Eggert Road in Tonawanda, welcomed the arrival of a 37-week-old baby boy in a bathroom. Instead of seeking medical assistance, Wright chose to hide the birth.

Later that morning, her boyfriend found her in a state of medical distress and immediately dialed 911. After arriving at the scene, paramedics quickly took Wright to the hospital. A heartbreaking revelation came to light during the investigation: the lifeless body of a newborn was discovered in a garbage can in the basement.

The Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that the infant, who was born alive, tragically passed away as a result of a traumatic brain injury caused by severe impacts to the head.

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Keane expressed deep concern over the severity of the crime, stating, “This is a troubling case involving a woman who concealed her pregnancy and tragically took the life of her own newborn baby. Although it presented difficulties, our determination to achieve justice in the tragic loss of Baby Boy Wright remained unwavering.

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The evidence presented clearly indicated that the baby was born alive, and the jury unanimously concluded that the defendant deliberately committed the act of killing her own newborn son.

Currently, Wright is potentially facing a sentence of 25 years to life in prison. The sentencing date has been set for September 9, 2024, with Acting Erie County Court Judge Andrew C. LoTempio presiding. For now, she continues to be held without bail as per WNYNewsNow.

Acting DA Keane expressed appreciation for the dedicated work of the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, local paramedics, and medical examiners Dr. Stacey Reed, Dr. Katherine Maloney, and Dr. Erin Chapman, all of whom made significant contributions to the investigation.

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