Honor, Mich. (The Weekly Vice) - Alyce Morales, an 18-year-old Illinois woman, has been jailed after she allegedly delivered a newborn baby, then immediately beat the infant to death with her fist.
According to Michigan State Police, the Illinois teen was on a camping trip with her family in Honor, Michigan when the alleged murder took place. Morales reportedly hid her pregnancy from her parents and they were unaware of the pregnancy during the family's trip.
Investigators say the family was at Platte River Campground Monday when Morales excused herself from the group, stating that she wasn't feeling well.
That's when Morales disappeared into a tent and delivered a healthy baby daughter.
Afraid that her parent's might find out about the child, Morales then beat the child to death with a closed fist. Morales' parents learned about the newborn when they came to the tent to check on her.
The infant was rushed to Munson Medical Center where she was pronounced dead early Tuesday morning.
At first, according to an arrest affidavit, detectives believed that the child's death was caused by hypothermia and lack of timely medical care. But an autopsy later revealed that the child suffered blunt force trauma to the head an abdomen area immediately after birth.
During a police interview, Morales admitted (several times) to "freaking out" and then beating the child with a closed fist.
She was booked into the Benzie County Jail and charged with murder. The judge has not yet granted bond in the case.
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