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.


I seriously cannot process this at all. Taking her age into account is CRAP. She was old enough to have sex, she knew right from wrong. She hid the pregnancy. More parents need to teach their kids about birth control and start realizing if you don't, they will still have sex and gee, there will be a baby. So disgusted by this whole scenario. Just sickened.


Tell me again what America is #1 at?


This little 14 year old tramp and her mother completely disgust me. What kind of mother suspects her daughter is pregnant and DOESN'T TAKE HER TO A DOCTOR!!!!!!!!! The kid should have kept her legs shut and her MOTHER should have taught her that. Clearly, she never watched "Teen Mom." That show might have actually done some good.


fucking idiot! how hard is it to put your baby up for adoption!? i wouldve taken that baby in a heartbeat. poor child. this girl is seriously mentally disturbed and needs to be locked away after she gets her reproductive organs removed...

@ shannon

According to this website 99% of the people who posted here agree with you. And you sound just like the type of person someone like Cassidy would immediately go running to for help. And if you were in the same type of situation she is in now, you would immediately go asking for help from someone just like you, wouldn't you.
And then you would like the same type of justice handled out to you.

Cynthia ellis pryor
@ shannon


@ Cynthia Ellis-Pryor

No heart.