NJ Woman Pleads Guilty to Burning Newborn Baby to Death in the Middle of a Road

Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 23, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated manslaughter in the death of her baby girl. 

Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier
Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier BURLINGTON COUNTY (N.J.) PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE via Reuters

A 23-year-old New Jersey woman pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of aggravated manslaughter in the death of her newborn daughter, who was set on fire in the middle of a roadway, Reuters reports

Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier had originally been charged with first-degree murder in the case, but as part of the plea deal, the prosecutor will recommend a 30-year prison sentence with the requirement that she serve 85 percent of the sentence. Dorvilier’s sentencing hearing is set for April 22. 

Dorvilier, who is being held on $500,000 bail, is accused of pouring flammable liquid over the infant before setting her on fire and leaving her burning in the middle of a road. 

According to CBS News, the baby had third-degree burns over 60 percent of her body and died two hours after being flown to a Philadelphia hospital. The baby was found with her umbilical cord and placenta still attached. 

CBS reports that Dorvilier hid the pregnancy from her mother and her sister.

Read more at Reuters and CBS News