A Highlands Ranch mother has been convicted to life in prison after she was discovered guilty of throwing her infant daughter over her neighbor’s fence, leaving the helpless baby to die.
In August, Camille Wasinger-Konrad, 26-year-old, was sentenced by a Douglas County jury of first-degree murder, homicide by a person in a position of dependence, and tampering with a proof for the January 2, 2018 incident, as per the news release from the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. On Friday the alleged mother was sentenced to life in prison without the probability of bail.
As per the prosecutors, the infant baby was reclining on her neighbor’s deck in the January cold for 948 minutes before she was discovered by the person who resides in the house. However, it was too late for the infant.
“This little baby was suffocated by her mother, tossed over a neighbor’s fence and abandoned to die by the only human she had ever acknowledged,” Deputy District Attorney Christopher Gallo announced the judges during closing exchanges. “This suspect hurled her infant 11 feet over an 8-foot fence, deliberately entrusting her to her grave. This little girl perished in the cold without the importance of even an identity.”
During an introductory hearing last year, the lead investigator in the case declared that Wasinger-Konrad confessed to throwing her baby over the fence.
Since 2000, Colorado has a Safe Haven Law where the parents can hand over an infant up to 72 hours old to an attendant at a fire station or hospital with no objections asked.