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Published On: Sat, Nov 17th, 2012

Florida baby killer, Cassidy Goodson, feared parents response as more details are released

Prosecutors released new documents Thursday in the criminal case against Cassidy Goodson, the 14-year-old Florida girl who gave birth to a baby son, then strangled her newborn son.

The teen hid her pregnancy from her family and claimed that she feared the damage to the relationship with her parents and how they would view her.

“I didn’t think they would hurt me or nothing,” Goodson said during a recorded interview with police. “I was just scared that our relationship with my family, my parents wouldn’t be the same.”

Goodson detailed the events of that day, sitting on the toilet and murdering the child.

“So I put my, umm, hands around its throat to make it (the baby) stop breathing,” Goodson said. “I put in on there for about a minute. And then I, umm, checked after a minute to see if it was breathing. I wanted it to stop breathing so I wouldn’t get in trouble,” Goodson said.

Teresa Goodson, her mother, discovered the dead baby a couple of days later hidden in her daughter’s bedroom inside a plastic bag that was in a storage stool.

An autopsy found that the child was a full-term infant and was alive and breathing prior to death.

Cassidy Goodson explained to detectives that she had no idea what to do with the baby’s body and was buying some time.

“I didn’t have a plan,” she said. “I was gonna end up having to tell my mom, but I was waiting so I would try and find an idea of what to do with it.”

Goodson identified the father of her child as a classmate that she met in middle school. She estimated that they had sex more than five times at the boy’s home before they broke up.

The boy told police that he questioned Goodson about whether she was pregnant when rumors began to surface, which initially confirmed were true and that he was the father. The teen later said she was “joking around,” and she wasn’t pregnant and “even if she was, she would not have kids with him,” reports state.

Goodson is facing adult charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

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