A four-day-old baby has died after his mother allegedly put him in the fridge.


Authorities in South Carolina have charged 27-year-old Angela Blackwell with homicide by child abuse, claiming she placed her newborn son in the refrigerator and failed to seek medical help until she removed him three hours later.

She was arrested on Monday, nearly six months after her son died. Investigators said they have spent that time taking statements and getting forensic tests done on the baby.

Medical staff were unable to revive the baby, who died from hypothermia with asphyxiation.

Appearing in court over her crimes, Angela, who also has a three-year-old son, was unable to be granted bail and faces a life sentence in prison.

The baby’s grandfather, Billy Lewis, maintains Angela is innocent.

‘She’s always good to the kids, anybody’s kids,’ says Billy. ‘We know she didn’t do it, but we don’t know who did.’

Reports say the boy’s father, who is not charged in connection to his death, has a lengthy arrest record. Jeffery Paul Lewis, 35, has theft convictions in South Carolina dating back to 2005 and served more than two years in prison after a probation violation, Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said.

Last month we also shared a Texas man has been charged with causing the death of his six-month-old daughter by leaving her in a hot car and then putting her in the refrigerator.

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  • This is very very sad. I hope the little Bub has justice.


  • This is so shocking. Poor little baby! :-(


  • So sad and such a stupid thing to do.


  • So sad. RIP little baby


  • One has to wonder why anyone would do this to a baby. So sad.


  • What a horrible way for a newborn to die. Maybe I could understand her resorting to putting a stillborn baby in the fridge, but not alive as the autopsy revealed. I wonder what was going through her mind.


  • A very tragic story no -one wants to hear.


  • Thats absolutely disgusting!


  • What the hell goes through some people’s minds! The sad thing is, if she did do this, her parents are defending her. They shouldn’t. Yeah, we all love our kids, but if they do wrong you let them face the consequences. And the other dude….hot car then fridge. I am lost for words


  • jeepers we deserve to become extinct with stories like this!


  • Horrific for the poor child.

    • These sad stories are sickening and justice needs to be served.


  • What ??!! Another baby in the fridge ? We live in a sick world !!
    Bit of a vague story. Sounds to me still more need to become clear.


  • What goes through peoples minds sometimes. Poor bub.


  • How that poor baby would have suffered, I hope they get to the bottom of it quickly and the right person gets punished!


  • Poor baby. It is sad to think that some children are born into situations where they have little or no chance of a good upbringing.


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