NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn woman whose newborn son was found dead inside her bag while she was stopped for suspected shoplifting at Victoria’s Secret in 2013 has been indicted on a murder charge.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced Thursday the second-degree murder indictment against 18-year-old Tiona Rodriguez in the death of her son in October 2013.
“There is perhaps no victim more defenseless than a newborn child,” said Vance. “The baby’s body was only discovered after his mother was questioned by a store security officer who suspected her of theft. I am confident that the experienced homicide and child abuse prosecutors in my office will see that justice is served in this tragic case.”