Skip to comments.Baby tossed in the trash
Posted on 10/07/2007 9:17:06 PM PDT by monomaniac
Forensic investigators leave the rented home of Angela Kuehl in Kanata yesterday afternoon. Kuehl has been charged with the second-degree murder of her newborn son in April. (BLAIR GABLE/SUN)
A 26-year-old Kanata woman faces a charge of second-degree murder after police allege she gave birth to a baby boy, killed him and put him in the trash.
Police Staff-Sgt. Monique Perras said Angela Kuehl was arrested yesterday morning without incident and charged later that afternoon following a five-month investigation into the death of her newborn.
Kuehl is expected to make her first court appearance this morning.
Police were first notified by the coroner's office April 30 of a suspicious death related to the reported stillbirth of a child. The mother had gone to hospital suffering complications related to the birth. Hospital staff notified the coroner, who called police.
Upon interviewing Kuehl at hospital, police were told the baby could be found in the garbage at her home.
"That was information received from Ms. Kuehl," Perras said at a press conference yesterday.
A number of police arrived at her north Kanata home, but the garbage had already been picked up.
Police then intercepted a garbage truck, where a search of the vehicle's contents led to the discovery of a dead newborn.
"The recovered evidence suggested foul play and prompted the reassignment of the investigation to the Major Crime Unit," said Perras.
An autopsy was conducted on the boy at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Investigators received the final pathology report Sept. 14.
Asked why investigators waited until yesterday to make an arrest, Perras said Kuehl was picked up at the earliest possible opportunity.
It turns out Kuehl had been travelling in Europe until Wednesday or Thursday with her boyfriend Gelu Gheorghe, with whom she shared a home for the past couple of years.
Police sources said Gheorghe didn't know Kuehl was pregnant and has not been charged with any crime.
It's also unclear how much, if anything, Kuehl's friends and family knew about her pregnancy.
NO SIGNS OF PREGNANCY
"That doesn't sound like Angela," said Sarah Windover, a former co-worker of Kuehl's at the SuperPet store on Greenbank Rd. "She is a really bubbly, happy person, fun-loving, outgoing."
Windover said she saw Kuehl around the time of the alleged crime, and didn't detect any signs of pregnancy.
Yesterday, Kuehl's black 1997 Dodge Neon was parked in the driveway of her Kanata home, the same place where neighbours said it's been for weeks.
Jocelyne Mercier and Carolina Murroquin, who live across the street, said they didn't know Kuehl or her boyfriend, but "they looked like a normal couple," who moved onto the street about a year ago. Murroquin remembered seeing Kuehl months ago wearing loose clothes, but she never noticed if the young woman was pregnant.
"It's been very strange today," Murroquin said yesterday. "Police were here since the early morning."
At about 6 p.m., two forensic investigators left Kuehl's home.
A woman, believed to be Gheorghe's mother, contacted by the Sun yesterday, refused to comment.
"I'm sorry, it's not the right time right now," she said.
If the mom is white it means more money needs to be put into socialized medicine because it's a "choice".
If the mom is not white, it means the white man has so destroyed the self-esteem of minorities that blah blah blah.
Did I miss any of the spin?
Not Guilty? Maybe if she starts dressing normally?
Since I had to look it up, others might not know either. It appears that Gelu Gheorghe is a Romanian name.
Shouldn’t this be first degree murder?
What’s all the fuss?
It’s only a post-birthal abortion.
it’s a crackerette who digs Barvarian (hint..Nazi) looking clothes
and so sad....poor baby never had a chance
I wish all those who want us to identify with the poor women who decide to have an abortion--and I do, and I feel for them, which doesn't make their decision the right one--would think about this.
Imagine that baby coming into this world, scared and alone, and soon after being murdered and tossed in the trash.
I mean, come on--how can one be a human being and just shrug at the horrors of the defenseless, in or outside the womb?
yep...and I’m fixing to go to bed but you know what...I’m gonna stop off down the hall and check on my (to be last) 10 month old and be grateful to have him in our family
how someone could kill a baby escapes me
they bring out the best in me....as a father and as a God created human
i can’t imagine what these women are thinking...
Think of the couples that would have loved to have taken that little sweetie and raised him as their own! It’s awful that she could give birth and then kill the child. Heartless, heartless woman.
This will not, under ANY circumstances be tolerated. Justice WILL be done. She will get her due. I pray every day that she will be imprisoned for life.