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London : United Kingdom | Nov 24, 2008 at 3:06 PM PST
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Warning: if you are sensitive to tragic stories involving unborn children, you might not want to read this. And if this woman's story sounds hard to believe to you, then it probably is.

The Associated Press reported that Claire Jones, a British woman, told the coroner's court in Cardiff, Wales on Nov. 24 that she 'accidentally flushed her newborn down the toilet because she didn't realize she was giving birth'. She claims that she thought she was suffering from diarrhea on Dec. 28 and was unaware she was in labor. Jones then claimed that she didn't realize she had given birth until she saw a foot in the toilet bowl. She said she tried to revive the baby but was unsuccessful. So guess what? She put the baby in the trunk of her car until the corpse was found in her vehicle after she was arrested.

Yea, that's logical and compassionate. I certainly find Jones' excuse ridiculous. What kind of woman would be unaware that she was giving birth? Yes, this woman deserves a fair trial, but she's not looking very innocent at this point. She seems to have a motive for not wanting the child since she got pregnant from an affair with a colleague.

The circumstances of the baby's death are being investigated. Let's hope if she is guilty, she is convicted. This is a horrible tragedy and would be an unimaginable crime.

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Olivier is based in Paris, Île-de-France, France, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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