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Lawrence County man accused of killing baby born to 15-year-old girl

| Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, 11:30 p.m.
Christopher Lee Kennedy is charged with killing his newborn baby.
Courtesy of WPXI-TV
Christopher Lee Kennedy is charged with killing his newborn baby.

Police in Lawrence County arrested a 38-year-old man they say killed an infant and hid its body inside a safe, according to WPXI-TV.

Christopher Lee Kennedy, no address given, is accused of strangling the infant shortly after it was born and putting it in a plastic bag before sealing it with concrete inside a safe, the television station reported.

Police say Kennedy had sex with an unnamed juvenile on at least 10 occasions in her bedroom.

In 2017, when she was 15 years old, she became pregnant, allegedly with Kennedy’s child, according to WPXI’s reporting.

It wasn’t until several weeks later that police discovered the child’s body.

WPXI reported that the girl initially told police that she killed the infant after she sought medical treatment for complications from the birth, which occurred without medical help.

Police searched the home and discovered the child’s body inside a safe sealed with cement and then wrapped in a bag and placed in a plastic tote, according to WPXI.

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