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Colorado teen mother faces murder charges after forcing rock down newborn's throat

DENVER (WKRC) - A teen mother is accused of killing her newborn by shoving a rock down the baby's throat, according to a report by KDVR.

Police said the 16-year-old mother, Alaya Dotson, claimed she didn't know she was pregnant until she gave birth.

After the delivery, she took the newborn to the backyard of a home. She told the police she put a rock in the baby's mouth and forced it down the throat of the child.

Police found the baby behind the home, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Dotson is facing first-degree murder charges and is being tried as an adult.


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