Woman Arrested for Death of Her Infant

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Child Abuse detectives have arrested a woman in connection with the death of her infant child in January, according to an official press release.

Courtney Addington

Courtney Addington, 24, was reportedly taken into custody the evening of Tuesday, April 16, at a residence in Sacramento. She was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on a charge of murder and is being held without bail.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, on the evening of January 25, 2013, deputies responded to the 3800 block of Wildrose Way in Sacramento conduct a welfare check for a possible newborn child at that location. Deputies were reportedly advised by medical staff at Mercy General Hospital that Addington had been admitted earlier that day with complications from excessive bleeding. An examination of Addington reportedly showed evidence she had recently given birth, however, she denied this to medical staff.

Police searched the home on Wildrose Way and found the deceased infant

Deputies reportedly conducted a search of Addington’s residence and discovered a newborn child in a trash bag underneath a bed in one of the rooms, that was dead upon arrival of the deputies. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Child Abuse Bureau were notified and began an investigation into the incident. After several months, the result of the investigation and associated evidence reportedly led to a warrant being issued for Addington’s arrest.

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Corrie Pelc

Corrie Pelc brings over 16 years of journalism experience to United Reporting. She currently writes for a number of Sacramento-area publications, including Sacramento News & Review, East Sacramento News, Arden Carmichael News, Inside the City and Style Magazine.