A Neptune, New Jersey, teenager secretly delivered her newborn son in the family bathroom before suffocating the infant with her bare hands. The father then tossed the baby’s body into an Asbury Park dumpster, authorities said.
Jada McClain, 18, admitted pressing down with both hands on his chest until the boy stopped breathing on the bed inside her home shortly after his 4 a.m. on March 29. “She disclosed that the baby was breathing and that her intention was to stop her baby from breathing,” authorities charged.
The father, identified as 19-year-old Quaimere Mohammad discarded a blue trash bag into an apartment complex garbage bin around 9:30 a.m. that day. Police said the newborn was inside, wrapped in a blanket and stuffed inside the bag. The couple remained behind bars Saturday at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution pending their initial court appearances.