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Mum, 20, ‘stabbed newborn to death to hide pregnancy from her boyfriend’

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Melany Paulina gave birth in Santa Catarina, Mexico, in her 36th week of her pregnancy

Melany Paulina, 20, gave birth in a house in Mexico

A young mum stabbed her newborn son to death in a desperate attempt to hide the pregnancy from her boyfriend, according to report

Melany Paulina, 20, gave birth in a house on August 28 after carrying the child for 36 weeks.

But within hours, she is said to have knifed the tot in the chest and neck until he died in Santa Catarina, Mexico.

Neighbours then noticed the woman was lying on her patio in a bad condition, police say.

She was rushed to hospital where doctors found she had just given birth.

Officers returned to the address in Santa Catarina and found the newborn’s body, it is alleged.

After confirming the baby’s death, the mother was arrested and charged with homicide.

The mum was found hurt in a building in Santa Catarina (Image: CEN)

Local media report Paulina killed the baby to hide her pregnancy from her boyfriend, whom did not know she was pregnant.

Police though are yet to officially comment on this suggestion.

According to official data from the government, three minors are murdered daily in Mexico.


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