Hilliard mother and daughter charged after disposing of newborn in trash bag

Hilliard police have arrested a mother and her daughter in the death of a newborn found in the trunk of a vehicle behind a home Wednesday morning.

According to Franklin County Municipal Court records, Alkelezli Basma Abdul Karim, 36, and Hanan Ahmad Al Jabouli, 19, both of Hilliard, each face a felony charge of abuse of a corpse. Investigators wrote in court documents that Karim placed her newborn son in a plastic trash bag and then instructed her daughter, Al Jabouli, to dispose of him.

Al Jabouli then placed the bag inside a five-gallon bucket and put the bucket in the trunk of a car in their home's backyard, according to the court records.

Additional charges for Karim and Al Jabouli are possible, Hilliard police said.

Officers were first called to the 4000 block of Paxton Drive South just before 9 a.m. on Wednesday for a medical emergency, according to a police statement.

Paramedics from the Norwich Township Fire Department responded to a home and found evidence that someone had recently delivered a baby, according to the statement.

After Norwich officials left, Hilliard police were called and found the child in a vehicle behind the home, where life-saving attempts were made.

The infant was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital, where he died shortly afterward.

Karim also was taken to a hospital. In a 911 call, Al Jabouli can be heard requesting assistance for her mother, who she says has had a headache "for a week or so" and is "not waking up."

Al Jabouli is expected in court next month.



This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Hilliard other and daughter arrested following death of newborn