Mother who killed her baby gets life in prison

The mandatory sentence was handed down Nov. 15

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A woman convicted of killing her own newborn child was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole at a Nov. 15 hearing.

The sentence for Camille Wasinger-Konrad, 25, was mandatory after she was found guilty of the January 2018 death of her daughter.

Wasinger-Konrad gave birth to her daughter at a rented room in a Highlands Ranch home in the early hours of Jan. 2, 2018, according to a news release. She covered the baby's mouth to silence her and then threw the infant into a neighbor's backyard.

The neighbor found the deceased baby at about 10 p.m. that night and called the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

“What kind of human being could do such a thing?” District Attorney George Brachler said after the sentencing hearing.

In 2000, Colorado passed the Safe Haven Law, which allows a parent to hand over a newborn, up to 72-hours-old, to an employee at any fire station or hospital with no questions asked, according to a release from the DA's office.

Brachler spoke to media about the case outside the courtroom, calling back his 25 years of experience.

“You get to a point where you think you've seen the worst of the worst of humanity,” he said. “Every once in a while, you get a case like this that reminds you there are greater depths that people can sink to.”

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