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New Jersey Mom Indicted for Newborn Baby's Murder

A New Jersey woman accused of dousing her newborn daughter with accelerant, setting her on fire and leaving her in the middle of a road was indicted for her murder Tuesday.

Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22 of Pemberton Township, was indicted on a First Degree Murder charge as well as Endangering the Welfare of a Child after she was found with a can of WD-40 and a lighter in her jacket shortly after a man discovered the baby burning in the middle of Simontown Rd. on Jan. 16, according to Burlington County Prosectutors.

Police say Dorvilier told the man who found the burning baby that the newborn wasn't hers. They also say they found a trail of blood leading from Dorvilier's home and she appeared to be bleeding while at the hospital afterward.

Court documents show the child still had the umbilical cord and placenta attached.

Police believe that Dorvilier gave birth to the child at her home and then took her to Simontown Rd. immediately after.

The baby suffered third-degree burns over about 60 percent of her body. She was flown to a Philadelphia hospital, where she died about two hours later.

Dorvilier has been held at the Burlington County Corrections and Work Release Center in Pemberton Township on $500,000 bail since her Jan. 17 arrest.

If convicted, she faces live in prison without the possibility of parole, said prosecutors.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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