By Dave Andrusko It was the horrific story that did not get mentioned Tuesday in a brief court appearance. Manhattan Judge Erika Edwards denied a motion by defense lawyers for Tiona Rodriguez to dismiss shoplifting charges against the 17-year-old resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn. What went unmentioned were the circumstances surrounding the death of Rodriquez’s eight …Continue reading "Cause of death of full-term baby found in shopping bag still undetermined; judge refuses to drop other charges against mother"
By Dave Andrusko The mother of an eight and a half pound baby found dead in a shopping bag was released without bail after pleading not guilty Friday to petty larceny and possession of stolen property charges. Preliminary tests suggest Tiona Rodriguez’s baby died of asphyxiation soon after birth, law enforcement sources told the New …Continue reading "Preliminary results suggest baby found dead in shopping bag born alive, but authorities await results of final forensic examination"