Mom arrested for stabbing newborn baby to death

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ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke County Police have arrested the mother of a newborn baby boy killed Thursday in Athens.

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According to Assistant Chief of Police Fred Stephens, 21-year-old Cassandra Elyse Norwood was charged with murder and booked into the Athens-Clarke County jail Friday morning. They issued the arrest warrant Thursday night after interviews with family members.

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The 911 call came in around 1 p.m. Thursday from the 170 block of Great Oak Drive in East Athens. The infant's body was discovered bearing possible stab wounds and cuts hours after being born. 

Other family members were home at the time, but no one else was hurt.  Police are looking for the father of the child. 


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