Mom Pleads Guilty After She ‘Left Her Baby To Die’

CHICAGO (STMW) — A 25-year-old woman charged who took at least 10 abortion pills before having a baby, then tying the infant in a plastic bag and leaving her in a closet, pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter.

Marisol Molina, 25, who was originally charged with murder, pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to three years in prison, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

Molina, who was seven to nine months pregnant, wrapped the baby in a robe and tied her in a plastic bag on Feb. 18, 2010, before hiding her in a closet in her home — where the baby was discovered dead a day later, Asst. State’s Atty. Kevin DeBoni said at Molina’s bond hearing.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office determined the girl had air in her lungs and stomach, which indicated she was alive before being put into the bag, DeBoni said.

Molina ordered the abortion drug Misoprostol on the Internet on Feb. 12, 2010, and then took 10 of the pills, DeBoni said. The drug is designed to cause contractions to expel an embryo, and is usually administered after women are given Mifeprex — commonly known as the abortion pill RU-486, which blocks the hormone that maintains pregnancy.

Molina told police she knew about the drug from one of two prior abortions, DeBoni said.

Molina used her hands to rip the umbilical cord when she gave birth on the toilet at her home in the 6100 block of North Sheridan Road, DeBoni said.

Later that evening, her boyfriend took her to a hospital when she started feeling sick.

Molina initially denied having given birth but then admitted she had a baby. Doctors had to expel her placenta, which showed she was between seven and nine months pregnant, DeBoni said.

Authorities found the baby a day later after Molina told them where she put her, DeBoni said.

“The defendant induced the birth of her child only to wrap the baby in a robe and then tie the baby in a plastic bag and discard the bag in a closet as if it were garbage,” DeBoni said. “The defendant left that helpless baby to die inside this bag concealed in a closet.”

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  • brotten2u

    3 years!!! seriously? Thats what the justifiable time adds up to on killing your child? maybe a year and a half after good behavior? I hope the mothers in prison lock on to this story and woman, in house justice will be more serious than the system.

  • KDawg

    She clearly needs to have her tubes tied considering she knew about this drug from one of two prior abortions. SIcko.

  • MikeF

    I see you’re not one to let the facts get in the way of a racist rant.

  • Judy King

    This is sickening. Maybe she should have a bag wrapped around her head and sealed with rope.

  • Lyndia

    If you are pro life, why aren’t you screaming to the top of you voice about the light sentencing that this animinal got? Here wasa baby, born alive, and her mother kills her. Where was this infant’s right ton life? THIS WOMAN KILLED A LIVE BABY, BREATHING INFANT. WHERE IS YOUR OUTRAGE?

  • Vicky

    This selfish, irresponsible, stupid witch should be sentenced to being spayed. She could have simply left the baby at a hospital and walked away.

  • markymark

    What does pro life have to do with this story ? Murder is murder. If u hit a pregnant woman in the stomach and the baby dies, then its considered murder. But if a abortion “doctor” kills it, its called “abortion”..a baby doent have to be breathing air naturally to be called a baby…its still a human baby..if u dont want to get pregnant, then tie ur f–ken tubes !!

  • Mary

    She should not be given the chance to enjoy prison. Solitary confinement for as many years as her baby could have lived for. Or she should have the same thing done to her and be left in a meat locker.

  • ep tor

    3 Years? Lets see now, if you you grab your neighbor, tie her up with a bath robe, tie plastic bag over her head and put her in the closet to suffocate what penalty do you think you would get? Death? Life?, 25 to 50 years? For sure not 3 years. But then a live, breathing baby realing isn’t a person is it! Apparantly not to this judge. In some backward cultures where male babies are prefered, it’s permitted to kill new borns up to 3 days after birth. Is that where we are now???

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