Mother Confesses To Cutting Infant’s Throat and Discarding Lifeless Body In Dumpster

Photo Credit: Minn. Sheriff’s Office

Fardoussa Abdillahi, 28, of Minnesota has confessed to killing her baby by slitting his throat, placing his body in a garbage bag, and disposing of it in a dumpster near her apartment building, reports Law&Crime

In the early morning hours on November 28th, a witness who spotted Abdillahi said she told him

“she had thrown the baby in the dumpster.”

The man disturbed by her remarks quickly notified police. 

Witnesses went searching for the infant before officers arrived on the scene, to no avail.

“Witnesses were unsure at the time if the defendant was being truthful and called the police when they could not find the baby,”

court documents state. 

When police arrived on the scene they questioned Abdillahi about the child’s location which she disclosed.

“Officers located the deceased body of Child A within the dumpster. The defendant was placed under arrest and the scene was preserved,”

according to a police report obtained by Law&Crime.

The baby boy was no more than 4 months old, the probable cause statement said. An autopsy revealed that the baby suffered a

“circumferential sharp force injur[y] to [the] neck,”

according to the probable cause statement.

“The manner of death was ruled homicide.”

Abdillahi reportedly told interrogators that she started experiencing

“headaches and feelings of worry and fear”

after the birth of her son. The child’s father was also


that the baby was his, she said, according to the probable cause statement.

Abdillahi recently pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, according to Law&Crime records. Initially facing a first-degree murder charge for her son’s brutal death, Abdillahi struck a deal with the Stearns County Attorney’s Office. In exchange for her guilty plea to a lesser charge, the first-degree murder count was dropped by the prosecutors.

#Clique, what are your thoughts?

Our biggest stories, straight to your box.

Sign up now to get our essential daily briefs on politics' Environment, Royals and more.

By signing up you agree to our User Agreement and Privacy Policy & Cookies Statement


Editors Picks