It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Cassidy Goodson was a 14-year-old with a secret, deputies said.
The Kathleen High School ninth-grader was pregnant and didn't want anyone to find out, deputies said. As she began to show, she wore baggy clothes to conceal her appearance.
And then last week, deputies said, she told deputies she felt increasingly ill, went to the bathroom of her home and did the unthinkable.
Goodson gave birth into a toilet, then strangled her healthy, full-term newborn to death and left the body in a shoebox among dirty laundry, Sheriff Grady Judd said.
It was an "incredibly tragic event that makes you sick to your stomach," Judd said.
Goodson was charged Thursday with premeditated first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.
Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
Am I the only one who sees that that girl needed seriously psychiatric help? There was something disturbing her so much that she did something awful. If she would have sought professional psychiatric help this might have been avoided.
She was really fearful of something, and she obviously couldn't handle it.
Detectives said the girl, who weighs 100 pounds and is 5-feet-3, had been hiding her pregnancy from her family by wearing baggy clothes, including sweatshirts and jackets, for the past several months.
A Kathleen High School student said the girl had told her she was pregnant.
"Ya, I knew she was pregnant but I didn't tell nobody because it was supposed to be a secret. It's not a secret now,” Jazmyn Curry said.
According to the report, two of the girl's aunts suspected the girl was pregnant and talked to the mother about it, but the mother had denied the girl was pregnant.
According to the arrest affidavit, the mother had given her daughter two pregnancy tests, both of which she took with no parent present, because her mother wanted to protect her daughter's privacy.
The tests came back with no result, with the mother interpreted as a negative result.
Others questioned if girl was pregnant
The girl was a member of a softball team that played at a North Lakeland complex. Her team had even won a championship this summer.
A team official said he and other coaches had confronted the mom about their pregnancy suspicions but the mother said a test showed her daughter wasn't pregnant.
I'm not saying it shouldn't be talked about, discussed, reported on in the media and made the subject of a thread on ATS. If people think it's worth discussing, then I suppose it is. But let's send the moral high horses back to the stable, shall we? They're designed for heavy haulage, not for something as trivial, and meaningless, as this.