21-year-old Tiona Rodriguez was on trial for doing the UNTHINKABLE – smothered her newborn baby and then carrying the tot’s body in her purse.
According to prosecutors Tiona, who was just 17 at the time of the crime, gave birth in a pal’s bathroom in New York.
Prosecutors say Tiona then stuffed the body into her purse and brought it along as she shopped for sexy lingerie at Manhattan’s Victoria’s Secret.
She was only caught when security guards at the shop noticed a bad smell coming from her bag after suspecting her of shoplifting.
Rodriguez was charged with murder after prosecutors found Facebook messages to a pal in which she callously talked about the tot’s death.
The message read: “Take this s*** and dig a hole, put it somewhere, lol, then we go eat [pancakes].”
She had faced life behind bars if convicted at trial.
But Tiona pleaded guilty last month to first-degree manslaughter under extreme emotional disturbance and was jailed for 16 years.
“People look at her and think she’s so evil, but there is so much more to this young woman than these incredibly horrible moments in her life,” her defense attorney, Julie Rendelmen, had told the press. “She was feeling incredible pressure and incredible feelings of inadequacy.”
During the trial it was revealed that this was Tiona’s third pregnancy, giving birth to her first baby at the age of 14. Where were this girl’s parents?