Lexington Mother Charged With Killing Her Newborn

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) - State police have found the body of a newborn in a trash recepticle near Shelbyville and charged with the mother with murder.

Authorities found the baby Thursday night near Interstate 64. An autopsy was performed on the infant's body on Friday.

State police say the autopsy led to a warrant for the 25-year-old mother's arrest. Police say they went searching for the newborn after the mother received medical treatment at University of Kentucky Hospital.

Tonya Nicole Brown, of Lexington, is charged with murder. She was jailed in the Fayette County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington, KY on Mar 17, 2009 at 08:17 AM
    WHat has happened with this case???
  • by mikala Location: a child that she worked on at a dentist office on Jan 26, 2009 at 10:22 AM
    i never thought that nicole would do something like this, she was the nicest person in the world and loved her first child what in the world was she thinking only god knows that answer.I cant even think on why she would do that.=[
  • by Scott Location: Louisville on May 11, 2008 at 01:34 PM
    I know this girl & have since she was very young. I can not imagine why or how this happened. She is a good person from a good family. Sometimes good people make bad decisions. The question is why. My thoughts &prayers are with you & your family Nicole!
  • by NEVER A MOTHER Location: KENTUCKY on Apr 16, 2008 at 08:56 PM
    I WOULD HAVE GLADLY TAKEN THIS POOR BABY AND GAVE IT THE BEST LIFE I COULD POSSIBLY GIVE IT. I WILL NEVER KNOW THE JOY OF HAVING A CHILD BECAUSE I HAD TO HAVE A HYSTERECTOMY AT THE AGE OF 17 DUE TO CANCER. HOW CAN ANYONE HARM A CHILD OR KILL ONE WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD,LIKE MYSELF,THAT WOULD GIVE EVERYTHING THEY HAVE JUST TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A CHILD OF THEIR OWN? IF SHE DIDN'T WANT THE BABY,SHE SHOULD HAVE GIVEN IT UP FOR ADOPTION.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2008 at 07:07 PM
    why does people kill there kids? do they really hate kids that much? if so why have them. the world is gone crazy
  • by A friend Location: Ky on Apr 16, 2008 at 05:46 PM
    To the previous person who commented. I knew the family, yes I said family. So on my behalf I will say that it sickens me to see how a person can do this that you know. Now as for her being a mom, she was a great mom, until 10 days ago then who knows, only God I guess, what happened. I do not agree with what she did or with anyone that is involved. But I also don't like people commenting on there speculations of what they think was. Take what you know and go with that, you know nothing of her life before so let that be. All you know is of the horrific news that has been the past week. I just say pray for the family, especially the husband and little girl that they had. Let God judge her for what she has done!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2008 at 02:22 PM
    of help. It is unfortunate that this happened. Especially since she has a beautiful child at home who will have to grow up without her mother, and living with this. That is what you should be thinking about. Think about her family and how they feel through all this. While you are condemning her to hell, her family is going through so much turmoil because of your actions. They did not ask for this to happen. You need to be praying for them. So for those of you who want to continue to use God in your argument, think about it before you do. Because right now, he would rather you be praying for her instead of condemning her.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2008 at 02:19 PM
    I highly enjoy the people who are speaking of God giving them the opportunity to have children, God giving them this and that. If you are going to use God in your argument, you should not be arguing at all. God will give her her punishment the same that he will give you yours. It is wrong to judge, especially when the incident has nothing to do with you, or you do not know all the facts. Not all the facts can be released into the media, so until you hear it from someone first hand, you DO NOT know what happened. And all of those who are holier than thou, how many sins have you committed lately? Each sin is a sin, no matter what it is. And while her sin may seem more serious to us, it is still a sin just the same as you cussing this woman is a sin in Gods eyes. Jesus died for all of our sins. Unfortunately this woman made a poor decision, but those people who are preaching about God should be praying for this poor girl and her family instead of preaching. She obviously needs some sort
  • by sickened Location: ky on Apr 16, 2008 at 02:01 AM
    to nicoles friends and the ones who know her and say she is a loving mother, caring indiviual,good person. you obviously dont know her at all because any of those above wouldnt have done what she did, she is none of thee above she is MONSTER. You can say what you want about the media trying to portray her as some horrible person, she put her baby in the trash dead or alive the media didnt make that up and for you to defend her your just as sick as she is im not judging im stating the obvious.How dare anyone even refer to her as a mother, i am a mother that didnt plan my pregnancy god did and I was sick throwing up everyday all day so much i was throwing up blood from my asophagus the entire nine months in and out of the hospital from dehydration its called hyperemisis, i thought i was going to die and i never once thought of abortion or killing my child. she went to the hospital after dumping her child why didnt she take the baby with her? i dont wanna hear anymore excuses there r none.
  • by sickened Location: ky on Apr 16, 2008 at 01:35 AM
    This could have been prevented in so many ways starting with intercourse.Anyone can get birth control all you gotta do is go to your local health department,you dont have to have insurance or medical coverage at all.Its free,they'll even give ya free condoms, as many as you need.If your already pregnant and dont wanna be a mother or raise a child give them up for adoption, there are many people who give anything to have a child and cant.Achild deserves life obviously someone that she did.What im really trying to say she could have easily left the baby at a church, on someones doorstep or dropped the child off at a hospital or anywhere not in the trash.Childbirth is a miracle in its self god dont send us these miracles to throw in the trash.If the child was stillborn it doesnt matter the child would still deserve a proper burial like anyone else.I find it selfish parents murder their child and not have any remorse

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