Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Holly Ashcraft / Official Charges from LA County DA

I forgot to post the official charges for Holly Ashcraft, the USC student who decided to dump her new baby in the trash. Here's the info from the LA County DA:
A 21-year-old USC student suspected of giving birth and then dumping her newborn boy near a dumpster in an alley was charged today with murder, the District Attorney’s office announced.

Holly Ashcraft, (dob 10-2-84), is scheduled to be arraigned today at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Division 30. She is charged in case No. BA291641 with one count of murder and one count of child abuse, said Deputy District Attorney Efrain Aceves with the Family Violence Division. The D.A.’s office is requesting $2 million bail.

LAPD detectives developed the case after releasing a tape of a 911 call in which a man reported finding a baby’s body about 12:30 a.m. Monday behind a restaurant-bar in the 2800 block of South Hoover Street. The bar-restaurant was closed at the time. A woman who heard the tape recognized the caller's voice, contacted him and got him to cooperate with police. Ashcraft was arrested Tuesday by LAPD detectives. If convicted, she faces 25 years to life in prison.

Officials said a coroner’s preliminary finding determined the child was born alive.

Under the state’s Safe Haven law, an unwanted newborn can be turned over to someone in authority at a hospital emergency room or a firestation within 72 hours of delivery with no questions asked.

It's pretty much the same thing that I covered before, only it's good to hear it in official terms versus the less-the-reliable MSM.

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