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Woman Flushes Baby Down Toilet By Accident

by | 24th, November 2008

CLAIRE Jones is up before the Beak. Jones says she became pregnant after an affair with a work colleague, one Marcus Bezerra. She hid her condition from friends and family.

She tells David Stoneman, her partner of 11 years, that a wheat allergy had caused a hard mass to form in her stomach.

Some time later she is at the parental home of in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan. It is a week after he due date.

She goes to the toilet. She says she did not know she had given birth until flushing the child down said toilet.

She then hid the baby in her car boot, where police found it.

Says Jones:

“While I was still on the toilet, I flushed it, and I felt something pull. I stood up slightly, and I could see a foot in the bowl of the toilet.”

Cardiff Coroner Mary Hassell asks Ms Jones if she realised she had given birth. She replies: “No.”

She says the baby was underneath the water covered in toilet paper.

“I could see the baby’s foot, so I pulled the baby out. I sat by the toilet. I put him on my lap. He wasn’t crying. I was trying to feel for a pulse and there was nothing.”

Did she cry for help? No. Why not?

“Because nobody knew I was pregnant. Because he wasn’t breathing, I just panicked. I didn’t know what to do.”

The bay was dead.

“I wrapped him in a towel. I don’t remember how, but I must have put him in the boot of the car.”

Tenb days alter polcie arrived at the home she lived in with Mr Stoneman. The baby’s body was found in her Vauxhall Astra car.

Pathologist Andrew Davison said Daniel was likely to have drowned if he had survived the birth.



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