A Taiwanese woman was recently charged with manslaughter after delivering her newborn in a hotel bathroom that resulted in the baby boy’s death.
The 39-year-old woman, only identified by her surname Liu, rented a room in an unspecified hotel in Taichung, Taiwan, with a male friend named Chen back in April.
They went into the building at around 4 a.m., Taichung District Prosecutors Office said, according to Central News Agency via Taiwan News.
Chen and Liu left the hotel separately, with the former being the first to leave four hours after they checked in, while the latter didn’t go out until 4 p.m. that same day.
Authorities determined that Liu gave birth to a baby in the toilet where she left it to drown in the toilet bowl water.
The janitor, who went in after Liu checked out, discovered the dead baby in the hotel’s bathroom toilet as well as the bloodstained bed sheets.
Liu denied she was pregnant when she checked into the hotel with her friend after the two got tracked down by the authorities, and that she never had sex before.
She also explained that she was on her period at the time, which she used as an alibi to explain the blood on the sheets.
Chen, meanwhile, told prosecutors that he only helped Liu because he saw her looking weak on the streets. He bought her food and accompanied her to the hotel.
Both of them, however, did not deny that they used fake names when they registered at the hotel.
Chen was safe from indictment. Liu, however, was charged with manslaughter after the DNA result came back positive, proving that she really did go into labor when she checked into the hotel instead of going to a nearby hospital.
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