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April 22, 2016

New Jersey mom who burned infant to death sentenced to 30 years

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Burlington Crime Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier File Art /Burlington County Police Department

Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, of Rutgers Avenue in Pemberton, was charged with murder for setting her baby daughter on fire Jan. 16, 2015, police say.

A Pemberton Township mother charged with setting her newborn daughter on fire and leaving her to die in the middle of the street has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, NBC10 reports.

Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 23, was sentenced Friday after she entered a plea of guilty in February to aggravated manslaughter related to the January 2015 death of the infant.

Reports citing witness accounts allege Dorvilier doused the newborn with WD-40 spray and the set her on fire causing third-degree burns over 60 percent of the newborn’s body. The child died soon after at a nearby hospital from smoke inhalation and the burns. 

NBC10 also reports Dorvilier hid her pregnancy from her mother and sister, prosecutors said, adding that the newborn was found with her umbilical cord and placenta still attached.

Read the full report at NBC10.