Cassidy Goodson, 14, Allegedly Murders Newborn Moments After Giving Birth

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Lakeland, Fla., teen Cassidy Goodson stands accused of choking her newborn to death ... while the baby was still attached to her by the umbilical cord.

Goodson gave birth to a boy in the bathroom of her home on September 19. The 14-year-old is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

Cassidy Goodson Mug Shot

Police say the high school freshman killed her baby since she "didn't know what to do with it," and used scissors to pry it out of her body and into the toilet.

Lifting the baby out of the toilet, Goodson "placed her hands on the infant's neck and squeezed until he wasn't moving or breathing any longer," according to police.

Goodson had reportedly been wearing baggy clothes to hide her pregnancy.

Two aunts suspected the teen was pregnant, but the girl's mother, Teresa Goodson, "was in complete denial," Sheriff Grady Judd told the media.

As evidence that she wasn't pregnant, Cassidy Goodson had apparently shown her mother a couple of home pregnancy tests that turned up negative.

However, the teen had conducted the tests completely alone.

Three days after the birth, the Sheriff's Office received a call reporting that Teresa Goodson, Cassidy's mother, had found a dead baby inside a shoe box in her home.

Teresa Goodson found it after noticing an odor coming from her daughter's bedroom.

Judd believes that Cassidy Goodson's young age should be taken into account. "Let's remember she is a child," he said. "Where was her support system?"

Officials are considering charging adults who may have known about the pregnancy and kept it a secret. Investigators are also currently trying to determine the baby's father.

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:| I've never in my life been this disgusted. Absolutely disgusting. OMG! :| That's friggen awful....Ugh...I feel queasy ....What...Like how....WHY?!

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This story is not why I read your site - hollywoodgossip! If I wanted to read about awful, terrible things I would be looking at another site! Too sad :(

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So, basically, all I have to say about this is all the people calling her a slut and a whore, etc. are the reason why young girls do this. If she wasn't so afraid to be ridiculed, she would've probably at least given it up for adoption. She's just trying to cover up the entire thing. I'm not saying what she did should be acceptable or forgiven, or that a young girl should be having sex, all I'm saying is that if our society were to be less weird about sex and not honest to our teenagers that things like this wouldn't happen. It sickens me to read all of these comments. Do any of you even remember what you were like at that age? No, that doesn't make it any better but I think this is just a reflection of society, and bad parenting, and lack of realistic sexual education.

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@ Hannah

I've got to say, society is pretty open to the idea of sex. Sex is literally everywhere. I think it's more of her family that's weird about sex.

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@ Hannah

you are just as fucked up as her....
its people like you who let this shit happen, telling them its okay, she should be dead

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@ a

You obviously didn't read my comment. I never said that it was okay or that anything she did was right. I'm just saying that if her parents weren't so weird about sex with her that she could have been honest with them and found a better solution. I think that society is totally fucked up, if she hadn't felt so trapped this never would have happened.

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IM SO DISGUSTED

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I've worked in prisons and juveniles NOBODY WORRY THIS POS SLUT WILL HAVE HER ASS HANDED TO HER. AND THE GUARDS WILL TAKE THEIR TIME TO BREAK IT UP. :)))) You can tell she's a pampered best

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@ lynn

How could you talk like that about this poor girl? She's just a baby herself, scared and alone. I hope she gets off and gets put in a situation where she's with people who love her and can take care of her.

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@ lynn

GOOD.....hope she feels all the pain in the world

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Proifers are out of touch with the environment and always will be...there is plenty of info on the internet you choose to ignore...Murder is too large a category for what she did....fyi contraception an abortion for any reason are good ideas......

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oh please she is not a child, why does everyone keep saying that just because one is under 18 years old he or she should be automatically justified for everything! she is to blame, and also her parents...

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What the fuck is wrong with these kids now a days. The parents are total idiots for not believing the little demonic bitch. They should throw that entire family to rot in jail in some other country. I don't want my tax dollars supporting that little gremlin

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Everyone agrees that this is wrong. So why is abortion right?

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@ Matthew

This isn't wrong and neither is abortion. There isn't any mention of how this pregnancy came about. Very strange. Also, why is she withholding the name of the father? If she is withholding it, rather than the paper. Ever read how kids get farmed out to get pregnant by their family for money/other reasons? Not saying that happened here, but unless this was conceived in a test tube, it appears the DA's office wants to maintain a grand silence for their own reasons.

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Really?? At 14 I knew the difference between right and wrong regarding MURDERING an innocent baby! I say throw that girl in jail!
She could have done SOMETHING besides that. Shit, leave the baby on someone's front porch who is home (I am not saying thats safe or a 'good idea') but I AM saying that it is a better option than strangling a new born....

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