Maya Caston

Maya Caston, 25, is charged with murdering her newborn son and daughter in Saint Louis, Missouri. (Picture: Saint Louis County Police Department/Facebook)

A mother killed her newborn twin babies then lied that they were stillborn, police said.

Maya Caston, 25, was arrested and charged with two counts of murder over the weekend for the deaths of her children in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Caston reportedly called police on Wednesday and told responding officers that she unexpectedly went into labor and the infants, a boy and a girl, were stillborn.

However, investigators later said it was determined that the babies were carried full term and neither had been stillborn.

In a probable cause statement, police wrote: ‘She covered their mouths and noses with a towel and blanket, concealed them, and failed to seek medical attention. Both babies died as a result.’

Maya Caston

Investigators said Caston smothered the infants with a towel and blanket, then lied to cover up their deaths. (Picture: Facebook)

Investigators wrote that the twins were born between January 6 and January 8, which was up to two days before Caston called police.

Caston was taken into custody on Thursday and police wrote: ‘While it is possible that this was a medical event, the incident has been re-classified to a suspicious death.’

thumbnail for post ID 12050222Female prison guard ‘performed abusive oral sex on woman in prison laundry room’

She was charged with two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of abuse or neglect of a child, the St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office announced Sunday.

Caston is currently being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond. She will not be able to bond out with a 10 percent payment, according to KSDK.

In Missouri, ‘safe haven’ laws allow a parent to safely surrender their newborn to a medical facility, a firefighter, an emergency technician, a law enforcement officer or a maternity home or pregnancy recourse center up to 45 days after birth without being prosecuted for abandonment.

Source link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here