Indian Woman First in US To be Sent to Prison for Infanticide


Purvi Patel became the first woman in the US to be sentenced 20 years in prison for infanticide of a still born baby.

The woman gave birth in her bathroom unexpectedly in 2013 and was bleeding extensively when she came into an Indiana Emergency room.

The woman put the baby in a plastic bag and then inside a trash can. The prosecuting attorneys states the 33 year old woman was 25 weeks into her pregnancy at the time of birth.

The woman’s lawyers stated Purvi had hidden the pregnancy from her family and went into panic mode after she was in labour.

The woman maintained the baby was a still born and died just seconds after birth.

She said, “I assumed because the baby was dead there was nothing to do.” “I’ve never been in this situation. I’ve never been pregnant before.”

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