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    Cassidy Goodison (14) strangled her newborn baby

    Florida teen, 14, charged with first degree murder after she strangles newborn baby, hides his body in shoe box and dumps it in laundry
    Cassidy Goodison delivered boy in bathroom and strangled him
    Kept pregnancy secret from mother and father because she feared how they would react
    Disguised bump with blankets and baggy pants




    A pregnant fourteen-year-old girl secretly delivered her baby with a pair of scissors in the family bathroom before throttling the boy to death and hiding the body in a shoe box.

    Cassidy Goodison, 14, has been charged as an adult with first degree murder after police learned how she killed her child following months of fearfully disguising her pregnancy from her mother and father.

    Her harrowing case has shocked even experienced officers and graphically illustrates the problems of the 750,000 teenage Americans who fall pregnant every year.

    Goodison went into labor in her home in Greenbrier Village, Florida on September 19 and instead of calling for help, disguised her screams of pain by running the tap and gripping a towel between her teeth as she sat on the toilet.

    After prising the 9.5lb boy form her body with a pair of scissors, she felt for a pulse and then strangled the boy to death and hid his corpse in a shoe box with dirty laundry.

    Three days later, as Teresa Goodson cleaned her daughter's room, a foul odour drew her attention to a pile of soiled, wet clothes in which she found the deceased infant hidden in a box.

    An autopsy performed determined the victim was a full term infant and that he was alive and breathing prior to death. He died as a result of asphyxia from strangulation and blunt force trauma.

    Miss Goodson had gone to great lengths to hide the transformation of her 5ft 3in 100lb body during pregnancy, according to Polk County officials.

    Throughout the summer, as she walked around in baggy sweat pant and loose-fitting T-shirts.

    Members of her family grew suspicious of her appearance and attempted to discuss the possibility she was pregnant with the teen's mother.

    But Mrs Goodson denied the suggestions, said the report, claiming that she had made her daughter do two home tests, albeit in the privacy of her bathroom, which both came out negative.

    Husband Timothy Goodson agreed meanwhile that he had noticed Miss Goodson's weight gain and that she had been walking around at home wrapped in a blanket.

    An interview with the teenager on September 22 revealed that after the 14-year-old had delivered the 9.5lb, 20.4in boy into the toilet, she had felt for a pulse and then strangled him to death.

    Confirming he was dead by once again checking his pulse, she then cleaned herself and the baby and tucked the evidence out of sight.

    Shortly after, however, Mrs Goodson noticed blood in the toilet she knew had been recently used by her daughter so took her to Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

    There medical staff treating the high school student told Mrs Goodson that she had suffered a miscarriage and showed four to five lacerations on her vaginal wall.

    Though these injuries were in reality self-inflicted when the teenager had pried the baby out of her with a pair of scissors, she falsely confessed to her mother that she had indeed had a miscarriage at home and flushed the fetus down the toilet by mistake.

    Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies, along with members of the Department of Children and Families responded to a call from the hospital reporting the case and details were retained by the PCSO Bureau of Criminal Investigations for follow up investigations.

    According to the Sheriff's Office affidavit, on the evening of September 22, at approximately 7.30pm, Mrs Goodson removed a bag of smelly, wet clothing from a storage stool in her daughter's bedroom.

    While sorting through the clothing she found the body of the baby concealed in the shoe box.

    In a panic, Mrs Goodson called her sisters who in turn alerted the police.

    Miss Goodson told detectives she was motivated to hide her pregnancy and choke the baby 'to stop him from breathing,' by the fear that her relationship with her parents would change if they found out the truth.

    Miss Goodson was arrested on Thursday and transported first to the Juvenile Assessment Center and then to the Polk County Juvenile Detention Facility.

    She is charged with Premeditated First Degree Murder, a capital felony and Aggravated Child Abuse, a first degree felony.

    Polk County Public Information officer, Donna Wood, told MailOnline: This is the most perplexing, confusing, disheartening case I've ever seen in my 18 years on this job. Everyone has been touched by it.'

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...=feeds-newsxml

    rip baby

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    Poor baby.

    And... I am sure her relationship with her parents is totally awesome now that they not only know she was pregnant but is also a baby-killer.

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    Wow here is a girl with no prenatal care and she has a 9 pounder.. My friend had all the care in the world and her baby was born at 3 pounds.. Are her parents really that stupid? Or just blind? I kind of think I would notice if my 100 pound kid had a little something going on in her belly...I like to think I would notice the changes(sweats in Fla summers, blankets always wrapped around middle, ) Yet dad noticed it and didn't say anything???? DUH

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    Abstinence only education at its finest, I presume.

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    But it's good that she had no information or education to investigate alternative so she could abort. Cos god wanted this baby to be born so he could have a new little angle instead of a fetus angle. Romney 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Me View Post
    Wow here is a girl with no prenatal care and she has a 9 pounder.. My friend had all the care in the world and her baby was born at 3 pounds.. Are her parents really that stupid? Or just blind? I kind of think I would notice if my 100 pound kid had a little something going on in her belly...I like to think I would notice the changes(sweats in Fla summers, blankets always wrapped around middle, ) Yet dad noticed it and didn't say anything???? DUH
    Best way to get knocked up is to either not wanna get knocked up, or not even consider getting knocked up.

    And yea, her parents are fucking garbage. How do you not notice this shit?!

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    But it's good that she had no information or education to investigate alternative so she could abort. Cos god wanted this baby to be born so he could have a new little angle instead of a fetus angle. Romney 2012
    Amen.
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    this dude killed his 6 month baby and only got 90 days in jail wtf

    http://www.cortezjournal.com/article...0-day-sentence

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    Oh God 9.5lb baby and 100lb mother. This is so awful.
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    this is awful! she stuck scissors in her vagina to pry him out? how can you even do that? poor baby! and the parents... the power of denial. this sucks.






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    whatever. quit acting like you've never had a kangaroo in your bed.

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    I know someone who hid her pregnancy until she was 7 months pregnant. I don't know how she hid it from her parents that long, she was pretty thin.

    This whole thing is awful...rest in peace baby. :-(

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    Teen mom to be tried as adult in baby's death

    Fourteen-year-old Cassidy Goodson, who authorities say secretly gave birth to a son and then strangled the newborn, will be prosecuted as an adult.

    http://www.newschief.com/article/201...NEWS?p=1&tc=pg

    http://www.theledger.com/article/201...1009773/0/news
    Mom: Teen Didn't Know of Pregnancy
    Reader comment:
    This girl was OBVIOUSLY pregnant in June when she played in a tournament against my daughters team. I even went as far as to tell the league officials that I thought she was pregnant...but no one paid much attention and she played the entire tournament. If I, someone who had never seen the girl before, could tell in June that she was pregnant...how could her own family not know.


    In the police report, she states that she DID know she was pregnant.
    There is a link to the document here, on the left side of the page.
    http://www.theledger.com/article/201...NEWS/120929363


    Officials are considering charging adults who may have known about the pregnancy and kept it a secret. Prosecutors are have not yet decided whether to charge Cassidy Goodson as an adult.
    http://pandithnews.com/2012/10/03/ca...baby-cops.html


    They lived in a trailer, the mom was home when she spent two hours in the bathroom with the water running. She didn't hear anything or wonder what she was doing?
    The mother says she wanted her daughter to take a pregnancy test to 'stop rumors'. Great reason. A pregnancy test after the second trimester would result in a negative result anyway. She should have taken her to a doctor after two aunts told her of their suspicion. She could have just looked at her and known she should be checked out.

    How did the medical staff miss the fact that this girl had recently delivered a full term baby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowfallsoon View Post
    Teen mom to be tried as adult in baby's death

    Fourteen-year-old Cassidy Goodson, who authorities say secretly gave birth to a son and then strangled the newborn, will be prosecuted as an adult.

    http://www.newschief.com/article/201...NEWS?p=1&tc=pg

    http://www.theledger.com/article/201...1009773/0/news
    Mom: Teen Didn't Know of Pregnancy
    Reader comment:
    This girl was OBVIOUSLY pregnant in June when she played in a tournament against my daughters team. I even went as far as to tell the league officials that I thought she was pregnant...but no one paid much attention and she played the entire tournament. If I, someone who had never seen the girl before, could tell in June that she was pregnant...how could her own family not know.


    In the police report, she states that she DID know she was pregnant.
    There is a link to the document here, on the left side of the page.
    http://www.theledger.com/article/201...NEWS/120929363


    Officials are considering charging adults who may have known about the pregnancy and kept it a secret. Prosecutors are have not yet decided whether to charge Cassidy Goodson as an adult.
    http://pandithnews.com/2012/10/03/ca...baby-cops.html


    They lived in a trailer, the mom was home when she spent two hours in the bathroom with the water running. She didn't hear anything or wonder what she was doing?
    The mother says she wanted her daughter to take a pregnancy test to 'stop rumors'. Great reason. A pregnancy test after the second trimester would result in a negative result anyway. She should have taken her to a doctor after two aunts told her of their suspicion. She could have just looked at her and known she should be checked out.

    How did the medical staff miss the fact that this girl had recently delivered a full term baby?
    aren't there laws prohibiting doctors from discussing reproductive issues of kids 12 years old and older with parents?

    this is a very good question!






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    whatever. quit acting like you've never had a kangaroo in your bed.

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    Nancy Grace has been flaring her nostrils over this on Twitter. I read her tweets in her annoying voice, it's torture really.

    Also, was she seeing someone? Or random guy? Or family member? I dunno, I feel bad for the girl, I can not imagine being 14 and getting pregnant. Shit, I was 28 and scared shitless to tell my parents. And scissors??? Ugh. Poor girl and poor baby.

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    They think the father was another 14 year old.

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    i know on nancy grace's facebook she was like should police show the girl's mug shot she's a little to late on the memo

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    This girl is not responsible for first degree murder. Between the hormones and the fear, I can't even imagine her state of mind. And to have parents to whom she was obviously no priority...poor babies (both of them).

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishkat View Post
    This girl is not responsible for first degree murder. Between the hormones and the fear, I can't even imagine her state of mind. And to have parents to whom she was obviously no priority...poor babies (both of them).
    This is how I think I feel, but I'm honestly confused in my feelings. She's just as much of a minor as the baby she birthed and then killed. How do you try that?

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    Once upon a time, it was totally understandable for a new mother to make terrible decisions: even accepted, and maybe encouraged. I just don't see premeditated intent here. I see a terrified little girl whose parents failed her.

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    She is young and dumb but probably not a real monster. What she did was horrific but I don't think she was at all thinking clearly that she was actually killing a real human as opposed to oh fuck what do I do.

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    Nobody from her family was there when she appeared for her first court appearance.
    Strange family. CG's mom finds a dead baby and calls an aunt, not 911. The aunt goes to the house and calls 911 and says "they don't know how to handle things like I do". WTF.
    You can see a lot of the transcript of the 911 call if you look at the Nancy Grace transcripts. You can also see what a complete bitch NG is.

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    Interesting article about that here.
    http://jjie.org/changing-response-infanticide/95355

    This is in response to IrishKat's post. Couldn't quote from iTouch.
    Last edited by snowfallsoon; 10-06-2012 at 05:35 AM.

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    I don't know. I buy the hormones messing her up, the unsupportive family that leads to bad choices.....but she strangled this child with her bare hands. She didn't give birth to it and then leave it somewhere to be rid of it or try to hide it/forget about it. She wanted all traces of this gone. I'm not sure she deserves life or anything but I don't think she should be coddled either.

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    I don't think she should be coddled. She did kill after all.

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    I would say this is a great example of how the republican party's take on sex ed and birth control is a massive failure. Clearly didn't come from a good home or have a proper education. And what happens when the baby is born? Murdered, not 'oh let's pull those boot straps up'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowieluva View Post
    I would say this is a great example of how the republican party's take on sex ed and birth control is a massive failure. Clearly didn't come from a good home or have a proper education. And what happens when the baby is born? Murdered, not 'oh let's pull those boot straps up'.
    Right? Do they like this kinda shit or something?

    It's like when these people go to abortion clinics to yell at and shame the women walking in. These fucktards convince (scare) a woman who DOES NOT want a child to have one, then go home and pat themselves on the back cause it's a good day. It's disgusting.
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