City medical examiner rules death of baby found in teenager’s bag as homicide

The medical examiner says the baby died of homicidal asphyxia. (4/16/14)

BROOKLYN - The city's medical examiner has ruled the death of a baby found in a teenager's bag as a homicide.

News 12 previously reported that a security guard discovered the dead baby in a Brooklyn girl's bag at the Victoria's Secret in Herald Square on Oct. 17.

The 17-year-old told detectives she delivered the baby the day before and didn't know what to do.

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The medical examiner says the baby died of homicidal asphyxia.

The Brooklyn teen was initially charged with a misdemeanor, accused of shoplifting. There is no word if the charges will be upgraded.

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