Grandma charged with infanticide

Posted at 02/11/14 8:17 AM

CAGAYAN – The grandmother of a baby found dead under the Buntun Bridge in Solana has been charged with infanticide on Monday, reports said.

Police said the baby’s mother Daisy (not her real name) decided to press charges against her own mother for not letting her baby undergo an operation, as instructed by doctors.

The baby who was born prematurely on Jan. 27, according to hospital officials, was very sick and had to be operated on.

But while Daisy was under anesthesia, her mother wrote a letter to the hospital, begging them to discharge the baby because they did not have money for an operation.

According to Dr. Eduardo Badua, he explained the procedures to the grandmother, but she still wanted to take the baby home.

Daisy said that her mother denied writing the letter.

The baby, it was learned, was found by residents under the bridge on Jan. 28.

-- Darlene Gemino, ABS-CBN News Cagayan Valley