An Atlantic County teenager was charged with aggravated manslaughter yesterday in connection with the asphyxiation death of her newborn last week.
Prosecutor Jeffrey Blitz said the 16-year-old delivered a baby boy in her bedroom on June 11 and left him in a popcorn tin. Her mother discovered the baby and notified police.
The girl was charged after Atlantic County Medical Examiner Lyla Perez determined yesterday that the baby was born alive and died of asphyxiation. Blitz declined to elaborate on how the baby asphyxiated.