Korena Roberts, whose want for motherhood led to murder

June 8th, 2009 - 3:33 am ICT by GD  

An Oregan woman has been charged with the murder of a new mother, who had just delivered a baby on Friday.

Korena Roberts, the 28 year old resident of Washington County, has been charged with the murder of 21-year-old Heather Snively whose body was found in the crawl space under the kitchen of Korena’s home.

The rescue team went to Korena’s residence in Washington County on Friday in response to call from a new mother who seemed to be in distress. On reaching the house, they found Korena’s boyfriend busy trying to revive the baby using first-aid techniques but with not much success.

When interrogated by the deputies, Korena said that the baby was hers and when the medics noticed blood spilled all over the floor they immediately sent Korena along with the baby to the hospital. Sgt. David Thompson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in a news release said, “Doctors at the hospital were not able to revive the baby,” furthering adding “They also discovered that Ms. Roberts had not delivered a child at anytime in the recent past.”

Upon their return to Korena’s residing place the police discovered the dead body of Heather Snively lying on the crawl space of her home. The authorities then found out that Snively had been pregnant at the time she was attacked and henceforth deduced that she was the actual mother of the newborn.

“An autopsy will now determine how the baby was delivered, and whether he died before or after birth,” said Thompson.

Korena Elaine Roberts currently is at the Washington County jail, where she is being held without bail on a murder charge.

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