CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) - A Currituck County teen who stabbed her infant daughter to death will spend the next decade behind bars.
Monday, Rebecca Blackmore, 18, pled guilty to second degree murder, District Attorney Frank Parrish told WAVY.com. Blackmore had originally been charged with first degree murder.
She was sentenced to 125 months to 159 months, or about 10 to 12 years in prison.
In 2011, Blackmore was taken to a hospital after her mother found her with blood in their home. When she arrived at the hospital, she admitted to giving birth to a child and said the baby was not breathing.
Blackmore said she stabbed the baby girl with scissors, wrapping her body in a blanket and placing it in a closet.
An autopsy revealed the child had been alive at the time of the injuries.
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