A Highlands Ranch woman has been convicted of first-degree murder for the 2018 death of her newborn daughter.
A Douglas County jury on Tuesday found Camille Wasinger-Konrad, 25, guilty on all three counts: first-degree murder after deliberation; tampering with physical evidence; and the position-of-trust murder charge, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
In the early morning hours of Jan. 2, 2018, Wasinger-Konrad gave birth to a child in her bedroom, according to the news release. She then threw the newborn girl over a backyard fence. A neighbor found the dead child that night and called the sheriff’s office.
“Of all the many emotions of the magical first moments of a baby’s life, of all the many tender moments a mother shared in that first embrace with a completely helpless and fragile life, smothering a newborn and pitching its body over a fence in the cold of January is impossible to understand,” District Attorney George Brauchler said in the release.
Wasinger-Konrad was renting a room in the home of a Highlands Ranch family at the time of the incident, the release said.
The mandatory sentence for first-degree murder is life in prison without parole. Wasinger-Konrad will be formerly sentenced on Nov. 15.