(KMOV) – An 18-year-old girl in north St. Louis faces charges for allegedly wrapping her dead newborn in several trash bags and putting the body in a dumpster.
Lucretia Jordan-Smith is charged with abandonment of a corpse.
According to police, she was home from college for Thanksgiving last year when she gave birth. The baby was a still born.
James Clark with Better Family Life said he agrees Jordan-Smith needs to be held accountable but there’s room for leniency.
“Well I think this case really needs to be looked at. We are dealing with a young lady who has proven to be upwardly mobile. She has a firm foundation for life. I think this situation warrants review,” said Clark.
Neighbors say Jordan-Smith was an honor student at Soldan before leaving for college.