‘I Just Got Rid of It’: Colorado Woman Accused of Tossing Newborn Over Fence Onto Neighbor’s Deck

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — A judge has denied bond for a Colorado woman who is accused of throwing her newborn baby over a fence, where he or she then landed on the neighbor’s deck and died there.

According to reports, Camille Wasinger-Konrad, 23, claims she didn’t know she was pregnant until she woke up on Jan. 2 with painful cramps and “[t]he baby just came out.”

Wasinger-Konrad then covered the baby’s mouth so her landlord’s family wouldn’t hear the crying and carried the child into the back yard, where, after 10 minutes of deliberation, she threw the newborn over a nine-foot fence into the neighbor’s yard.

Fox 31 Denver reports that police testified that blood smears indicate that the baby apparently bounced off a railing on the neighbor’s deck and the back of a chair before landing on the deck.

“I just got rid of it,” Wasinger-Konrad allegedly told detectives.

The neighbor, Jeanette Barich, told police that she went on her deck to use the hot tub when she saw her dog sniffing what looked like a baby. She immediately brought the dead child inside, umbilical cord still attached, and called 911.

Police searched the area and found a bloodied shower curtain in a garbage can outside the home where Wasinger-Konrad lived.

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Douglas County Detective Adam Moorman told reporters that he spoke to Wasinger-Konrad, but she acted at first as if he didn’t know why he was there. When asked if her DNA would match the baby found on the neighbor’s deck, Wasinger-Konrad allegedly replied, “Well, the thing is that I don’t want to get in trouble.”

She then admitted the truth, explaining what she had done.

Wasinger-Konrad was arrested and charged with first degree murder and tampering with evidence. A judge has denied bond, and Wasinger-Konrad will have her DNA tested and face arraignment on May 22.

As previously reported, in an introductory lecture to his course on obstetrics in 1854, Philadelphia doctor Hugh Lennox Hodge lamented that even the mothers of his day were lacking of natural affection toward their own children and sought out means to kill them.

“They seem not to realize that the being within them is indeed animate, that is, in verity, a human being—body and spirit—that it is of importance, that its value is inestimable, having reference to this world and the next,” he said. “They act with as much indifference as if the living, intelligent, immortal existence lodged within their organs were of no more value than the bread eaten, or the common excretions of the system.”

“We can bear testimony that in some instances, the woman who has been well educated, who occupies high stations in society, whose influence over others is great, and whose character has not been impugned, will deliberately resort to any and every measure which may effectively destroy her unborn offspring,” Hodge sorrowed.

“[S]he recklessly and boldly adopts measures, however severe and dangerous, for the accomplishment of her unnatural, her guilty purpose … that she may be delivered of [a child] for which she has no desire, and whose birth and appearance she dreads.”

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  • bowie1

    Had the same baby been in her womb and she had gone to an abortion clinic she might have gotten off scot free. Can’t figure out how she could be so uncaring.

    • james blue

      I can’t link to it because this site doesn’t allow links even to their own articles but read the article titled “Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Abolish Abortion in State” on this site, it shouldn’t be hard to find as it was published less than a week ago.

      What stood out for me about the bill was —

      “The woman on whom the abortion was performed will not be charged or face civil liability if she “(a) makes a report; (b) provides information during an investigation; [and] (c) participates in a hearing”

      My reaction was –“So if a woman takes out a contract for a hitman to kill someone she won’t face charges if she cooperates?”

      I feel that point is relevant to your comment.

  • ThePleiades

    What a horror. I would have collapsed from shock if i had been the neighbor. All the girl had to do was wrap the child up and take it to a local hospital and say she wanted to give up parental rights. Life means nothing anymore to our youth. We’ve been killing their peers since 1973.

  • Susan Perelka

    Abba Father, Raise up laborers because the harvest is ripe, but the laborers are few. Let Your truth go forth across this nation, raise up elders who will boldly and confidently proclaim the gospel message to those who are perishing. Faithful stewards who will equip Your people with ALL of scripture, let it be proclaimed by those who are accurately handeling and dividing Your Word of truth in love. Let our light shine brightly against the darkness and expose the hypocrites (play actors) who themselves won’t enter Your Kingdom and are trying to prevent others from entering. Forgive us our silence and help us to proclaim Your truth from the housetops for all to see. Let Gods people humble themselves, seek His face, pray, and turn from their wicked ways and then God will heal our nation. Convict the hearts of Your people and may we bear fruit for Your Glory. I ask this petition in the Name of Jesus, our LORD and our Savior. AMEN!

  • She deserves the death penalty.