Sacto 9-1-1
April 17, 2013
Rosemont mother suspected of killing her newborn baby is arrested

Courtney Addington mugshot.JPGSacramento County sheriff's detectives have arrested a 24-year-old Rosemont woman on suspicion of murder after they found a newborn baby's body hidden in her home, according to authorities.

Deputies arrested Courtney Kathleen Addington (pictured) on Tuesday night, two and a half months after deputies discovered the baby's body in a trash bag underneath a bed in Addington's Wildrose Way home, said sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos.

On Jan. 25, staff at Mercy General Hospital notified Sacramento police after they admitted a woman who they were confident had given birth - she was bleeding excessively - but who had denied doing so, Ramos said. Sacramento police then notified the Sheriff's Department, and deputies went to Addington's home to check on the welfare of a possible baby.

That night, deputies found the baby's body.

Addington is being held in the Sacramento County Main Jail, where she is ineligible for bail. She is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

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