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Woman sentenced to 10 years for death of baby found in Hiram College restroom

Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 8:32 AM EDT
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HIRAM, Ohio (WOIO) - The mother of a baby who was found dead in the trash at Hiram College in October 2019 faced a judge for sentencing on Tuesday.

Breyona Reddick was sentenced to at least 10 years in prison.

Portage County court records show that Reddick previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. The Cleveland woman was initially indicted on charges that included aggravated murder and felonious assault.

Breyona Reddick accused of killing infant son.
Breyona Reddick accused of killing infant son.((Source: Portage County Sheriff))

According to investigators, cleaning crews at Hiram College first found the newborn in a garbage bag inside a bathroom at the Whitcomb residence hall.

Reddick was eventually identified as the baby’s mother and the suspect who abandoned the baby at the college.

Hiram police said the baby boy was alive when he was born.

Reddick spoke at her sentencing, calling the decision to abandon the baby a “lapse in judgement.”

In January 2022, Reddick said she gave birth to another child.

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