Jessica Blackham Arrested in Bi-Lo Baby Case

The woman suspected of abandoning a new born in the Bi-Lo Center bathroom is a married 24-year-old mother of a four-year-old. So far no one is sure why the woman gave birth in a bathroom and simply left the child behind.

From Forbes:

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Authorities have arrested a woman they say left the infant she had just delivered in a toilet at a South Carolina sports and concert arena.

Police Chief Terri Wilfong says the 25-year-old woman from Easley is a married mother of a 4-year-old. Authorities say Jessica Blackham was arrested on Tuesday night after she came to the Greenville police station accompanied by family members.
Article Controls

She is charged with two counts of felony child abuse and one count of unlawful neglect toward a child. If convicted on all charges, she could face up to 50 years in prison.

Officials said they could not immediately explain what Blackham may have been thinking when she gave birth Friday night at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville while attending a circus performance

WSPA has video up of the press conference:

Comments

6 Responses to “Jessica Blackham Arrested in Bi-Lo Baby Case”

  1. Carolyn on February 11th, 2011 2:09 pm

    This woman is totally full of it and her family appears to be mentally unstable as well. I hope she gets the full 50 years. There is no amnesia here, if it had been how did she know how to get back with the family that she came to the circus with? Bull bull bull….try something else this isn’t gonna work!

  2. Life Should Not Begin at the Bottom of a Toilet « Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway on February 16th, 2011 8:28 am

    [...] we go again. Jessica Blackham was at a circus performance and suddenly became ill. She went to the bathroom, started bleeding, [...]

  3. Does Jessica Blackham Still Have Contact with Her Baby? : Greenville Dragnet on April 6th, 2011 5:13 pm

    [...] me yesterday with this tidbit about terrible mother Jessica Blackham who you’ll remember dropped her baby in a Bi-Lo Center toilet early this year: I think this is messed up… The girl Jessica Blackham that had left her newborn baby in the [...]

  4. fernando on January 1st, 2012 11:39 pm

    Nuestro Sistema no suele tener en cuenta que uando una mujer llega al extremo de abandonar a su bebé recien nacido, o incluso mata a sus propios hijos, es porque ha llegado a una situación de locura, sufrimiento, soledad y abandono horrible. Estas personas han llegado a esa situación extrema de delirio por causas ajenas que nadie ha tenido en cuentra antes, y que, con un buen programa preventivo, tal vez no habría llegado nunca a eso. Igual que cuando un hombre mata a su mujer y luego se mata él. Puede que nadie les hiciera caso ni les ayudara en su momento. No digo que no tengan culpa, sino que son casos que tal vez podrían evitarse, y también digo que no deberían ir a la cárcel, sino a centros psiquiátricos adecuados, si los hubiera

  5. Rob Taylor on January 2nd, 2012 1:18 pm

    English please.

  6. Life Should Not Begin at the Bottom of a Toilet | on April 21st, 2014 8:05 am

    [...] we go again. Jessica Blackham was at a circus performance and suddenly became ill. She went to the bathroom, started bleeding, [...]

Leave a Reply