16-year-old Cleveland mom now facing criminal charges for death of newborn twins

Published: May. 23, 2023 at 10:31 AM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2023 at 3:53 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 16-year-old Cleveland mom is now charged in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court with a total of seven criminal counts for the death of her newborn twins.

According to court documents, the girl is facing:

  • Two counts of involuntary manslaughter
  • Two counts of gross abuse of a corpse
  • Two counts of endangering children
  • One count of tampering with evidence

Cleveland police said the bodies of the infants were found around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 inside a trash can in the 2800 block of Ludlow Rd. This is in the city’s Buckeye Shaker Square Neighborhood.

The newborns were found by the grandmother.

Police said the mom gave birth to the babies several days before they were located.

After being take into custody, police said the mom was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The mom, whose name is not being released at this time, was arraigned in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Tuesday morning. Her attorney entered a denial on her behalf.

The judge ordered the mom to undergo a mental health evaluation and scheduled a pre-trial on June 8.