Lillian Alvarado has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation after it was discovered that after giving birth to a baby in her bathroom, she dismembered the baby with scissors before strangling him to death. Alvarado’s father claims she is suffering from a mental disease and no idea what she did.
Police were first called to the Washington D.C. apartment on November 28th, when a neighbor on a lower floor complained about blood dripping from her ceiling. Police were finally able to convince her to open the door and she sat on the bed, saying, “I’m sorry.” In the bathroom, they found the baby dead, with the umbilical cord still attached. Alvarado claimed the baby was still born, but air bubbles inside the baby’s lungs proves he was born alive. The coroner said the cause of death was due to dismemberment and asphyxiation.
Alvarado moved to the United States about a year ago from El Salvador, after her husband was killed. She has been working here as a housekeeper. Alvarado also has a 2 year old daughter, who was removed from her custody, the day she was born.
Alvarado will undergo mental competency tests to see if she is responsible enough to stand trial.