Khrystina Rice, 27, was charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse. Her husband called 911 after he found Khrystina bleeding on the bathroom floor, officials say. Khrystina is accused of killing her new born baby in Indian Trial, NC.
On October 13, 2019 fire and paramedics responded to a home where they found Khrystina bleeding.
Investigators said they saw blood in the closet area which led to the discovery of a placenta in a trash can as well as a baby wrapped in a blanket inside a trash bag in the closet.
The baby had a faint pulse and was rushed to Novant Matthews where he died, officials say. Investigators believed the child was born healthy, weighing nearly 7-pounds. The preliminary cause of death was asphyxiation, but there were skull and rib injuries as well, officials say.
Khrystina was being held in jail under no bond.