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NJ teens admit roles in killing of newborn, disposal of body

Posted: 6:04 PM, Jan 06, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-06 18:04:09-05
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FREEHOLD, NJ — Two New Jersey teenagers have admitted their roles in the death of their newborn baby, whose dead body was tossed into an outdoor trash bin.

Eighteen-year-old Jada McClain of Neptune pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated manslaughter by pressing on the chest of her newborn son until he stopped breathing. Nineteen-year-old Quaimere Mohammed, also of Neptune, pleaded guilty to disturbing or desecrating human remains.

They are to be sentenced March 20.

Under the terms of a plea bargain, McClain faces 10 years in prison, and Mohammed faces five.

The killing occurred in March 2019.