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Burned baby still had umbilical cord

Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, is charged with murder for burning her newborn daug

A baby killed by its mother had been born just minutes before the mother set it on fire, new police reports say.

Police found Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, with a can of WD-40 and a lighter, which she had used to ignite her baby girl just before 11 p.m. on Friday night in Pemberton Township, according to a police report.

The baby, which was wrapped in smoldering towel and papers, still had its umbilical cord and placenta attached, according to the report.

After a neighbor saw Dorvilier and heard the baby’s cries, he pinned her down until police arrived, during which time she allegedly said, “It’s not my baby.”

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Dorvilier’s mother and sister, who shared a home with her, later told police they had no idea Dorvilier had given birth that night.

Dorvilier is charged with murder.

A spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor’s office declined to comment on whether mental illness was a factor in this murder.

 
 
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