A Richmond, Va., woman has been arrested after she allegedly gave birth to her baby in a bathroom and tossed it in a trash bag, leaving it to die.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Shavaughn Robinson gave birth to a baby girl last Tuesday in the restroom of an office building, where she works as a message therapist. After giving birth to the child, Robinson allegedly threw the girl in a trash bag, covered her with toilet tissue, tied the bag closed and left it in a nearby dumpster. A janitor found the baby that evening.
The newborn did not survive.
Robinson was charged with felony concealment of a dead body; additional charges are possible.
A judge from the Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court set Robinson’s bond at $10,000. The prosecution preferred that Robinson be held without bond and plans to appeal the decision. Another bond hearing could be held this week in Richmond Circuit Court.