|"A Plainfield native is facing not a nice act charges for killing her newborn baby.
Authorities say Kathryn McCoy, who is a student at Bellarmine University in Kentucky, hid her pregnancy and killed her baby by letting it fall into a dorm room toilet.
Louisville Police say they found McCoy's baby girl dead and hidden in her dorm room.
19-year-old McCoy is a former Plainfield High School athlete.
She is now charged with not a nice act, tampering with evidence, and concealing the birth of an infant.
"Miss McCoy locked herself in the bathroom for about an hour and a half and delivered the baby," said Louisville Metro Police Lieutenant Barry Wilkerson.
Louisville Metro Police were called a Bellarmine University dorm after receiving a 911 call from a student who saw McCoy dump her newborn baby in the dorm trash room.
"It's just a sad circumstance of someone throwing their life away because they didn't think things through clearly," said Bellarmine Student Byron Lemberg.
An autopsy of the infant shows it was born alive at or near full term.
Police say the cause of death is consistent with drowning, possibly in the toilet.
Police found the baby girl wrapped in plastic and hidden in McCoy's gym bag.
24-Hour News 8 tried speaking with McCoy's parents.
They weren't home, but neighbors were.
"To have the child and she could've left it any fire station or hospital. Nobody would have said anything. But to just leave the baby like trash, That's where the not a nice act comes in," said neighbor Helein Hart.
McCoy had an athletic scholarship to Bellarmine University."
Why don't all you Pro-life activist start protesting about the actual babies that are literally thrown away?
Abortion would have been a much better choice for this poor little baby girl. Kathryn McCoy wouldn't be charged with not a nice act, and she could go on to live a prosperous life.
Kentucky has a death penalty as well. She could be sentenced to Death for this atrocity. As I think she should be.
|I agree. I feel incredibly sorry she didn't know abortion was a perfectly moral option, and felt she had to kill her own child instead. Her life is now ruined, all because of the pro-life doctrine.
Hey, she gave birth. That's all pro-life cares about.
This is LITERALLY throwing away a baby. Abortion is not.
If I were prolife, I would be on your case for this.
No one knows why she made this decision.
It doesn't matter WHY she made the decision. The outcome is a murder trial, a lost scholarship, and a ruined life. But she's from Kentucky. Call me biased, but I'd bet money she didn't tell anyone and she didn't abort because everyone around her was pro-life. This could all have been avoided with a LEGAL medical procedure.