REPORT: Florida mother charged in deaths of newborn twins


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WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. — A Florida woman who told police she gave birth to a stillborn baby boy has been charged with murder after the body of a second infant, a girl, was found in the trash outside her home, according to CBS affiliate WPEC. West Melbourne police say officers responded to the home of 30-year-old Rachael Lynn Thomas Sunday after she called 911, where they found the deceased twins.

According to an affidavit filed by a West Melbourne police detective and obtained by the station, Thomas changed her story several times, at first denying she gave birth to more than one baby and later telling police, “there were two and they were both dead and she got scared.”

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But police say their investigation indicates Thomas gave birth to the twins and then killed them. An autopsy determined both infants died of blunt force trauma, and the newborn girl had an object lodged in her airway, WPEC reports.

According to the affidavit, Thomas told officers she had been at work around 9 a.m. Sunday when she started feeling unwell, so she came home. She said she didn’t realize she was pregnant and gave birth while trying to use the bathroom. She said she never saw the boy open his eyes, cry or breathe, and that he was blue and cold to the touch.

The infant boy was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Investigators discovered the second infant already dead. She had been placed in a plastic bag and was located beneath a bag of cat litter, the report says.

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