Mother Who Set Newborn Baby On Fire After Hiding Pregnancy Gets 30 Years in Prison
A New Jersey woman was senteced to 30 years in prison Friday for the all but too gruesome to be true murder of her newborn baby girl.
Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 23, will spend the next quarter century in the New Jersey State Prison after she pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter for setting her baby on fire.
Prosecutors argued she gave birth to a healthy baby girl in her home and then drove it out to a wooded area in Pemberton Township in January 2015.
Dorvilier then doused the baby in a flammable liquid and lit her on fire in the middle of the street.
When witnesses approached Dorvilier, she told them she was just burning dog feces, WTXF reports.
However, the baby then began to cry. When a man held Dorvilier down, she screamed "it's not my baby!" according 911 audio recordings obtained by The Trentonian.
The child was rushed to a hospital with burns over 60 percent of her body. She died there soon after.
According to prosecutors, Dorvilier hid her pregnancy from her mother and sister. Investigators say the baby was found with her umbilical cord and placenta attached.
Dorvilier must serve at least 85 percent of her sentence, or 25 years, before she is eligible for parole.