Latest News
Headlines

Mom Accused of Living With Dead Baby's Body For 3 Months is Released From Jail

Authorities released Christina Colantonio, pictured, after they were unable to determine that her baby was alive when she was born. Authorities released Christina Colantonio, pictured, after they were unable to determine that her baby was alive when she was born.

A mother who was accused of murdering her baby daughter and then living with her dead body for three months has been released from jail.

Authorities said they released 28-year-old Christina Colantonio, from Batavia, New York, on Tuesday because they have not determined whether or not her baby was alive when she was born.

They cited lack of evidence, but the charges are still pending against her.

Read: Woman Arrested for Killing Boyfriend After Cops Allegedly Find Her Fake Fingernail on His Body

Police had responded to a call on Thursday from an acquaintance of Colantonio who reported a "suspicious condition" at the woman's apartment. Authorities found the child's body.

They claimed Colantonio killed the girl "shortly after birth" about three months ago and she was charged with second-degree murder.

But the charge required them to prove the baby had been born alive.

The medical examiner said they have been unable to establish that because of “the lengthy passage of time between delivery and discovery of the body."

Read: Mom Killed Her 17-Month-Old Daughter By Giving Her Methadone to Help Her Sleep

The Genesee County district attorney's office said on Tuesday that it can't present the case to a grand jury without such evidence and can't keep the woman in jail. 

The prosecutor stresses the investigation continues and the murder charge is pending.

The woman's lawyer has said they won't comment.

Watch Below: Mother Accused of Killing Her Three Sons Could Get Death Penalty

Share Share on Facebook Tweet Share on Twitter
Receive Breaking News

By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Your e-mail was submitted successfully.
Sorry, your email address was not processed. Please try again.
Around the Web