Woman, 21, Accused of Stabbing to Death Her Newborn Son in Athens, Ga.

Child was born at a Waverly Woods home.


Thursday night, a 21-year-old Athens woman was charged with murder after police responded to a call and found her newborn son stabbed to death.

According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, Cassandra Elyse Norwood gave birth to the little boy in a Waverly Woods house where she lived with her parents and other family members. She apparently gave birth by herself.

Someone found the dead baby around 1pm Thursday and called police, the story says.

Norwood is being treated at Athens Regional Medical Center for blood loss and is under guard there. When she is released from the hospital, the story says, she will be moved to the Clarke County Jail.

Norwood's Facebook page says she was graduated from Cedar Shoals High School in 2009. She also listed marketing at Athens Technical College under the education classification.

She has two older sisters and an older brother, and lists Augusta as her hometown. On the Facebook page is photo that shows her in an elementary classroom in a class in Washington, Ga. Under the "about" section is written:

I am very witty, random and sarcastic, which comes from growing up in a home with three older siblings who helped make me that way. It's odd because sometimes it takes people a long time to relaize that I've made a comment in regards to their intelligence, or lack thereof, which I find extremely amusing. I am athletic and love competing very much. I also love my sisters and my brubby, of course my parents, the lord and my dog Baloo.


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