21-year-old Cassandra Elyse Norwood of Athens, Georgia is currently jailed on charges of Malice Murder, Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault after her newborn baby was found stabbed to death on Thursday. She is under guard at the hospital while she is being treated for blood loss from giving birth. She will be transferred to the Clarke County Jail when she is healthy enough (supposedly earlier this morning.)
Norwood allegedly stabbed her little boy at the home where she lives with her parents. According to police the baby was born at home and she was alone in one part of the house where she delivered her own baby unbeknownst to other family members. Law enforcement believe that the child was only alive a short time but haven’t determined yet exactly how long. The GBI will perform an autopsy.
Someone in the family found the dead child and called 911 yesterday afternoon, informing the operator that a newborn boy had been stabbed.
After investigators determined that a murder had taken place they secured the residence and started interviewing family members.