A Texas woman who was out on parole after serving time for her role in the death of her infant son is now being accused of leaving her newborn daughter in the toilet after giving birth to her.
Denette Williams of Conroe, Texas is facing child endangerment charges after she gave birth to her daughter in the toilet and failed to seek medical care.
The 34-year-old told police that she did not know she was pregnant when she gave birth. She told police that around 3:00 am on September 3, she felt cramps and then heard a “plop” in the toilet.
According to local news outlet ABC13, William’s boyfriend, Christopher Hardmon, discovered the newborn head down in the toilet and called 911.
The newborn was taken to a local hospital and is in good condition.
Investigators say that Williams’ mother claims she asked her daughter if she was pregnant a few days before the incident and Williams said she didn’t know but might go to the doctor to receive a pregnancy test.
However, police discovered that Williams had applied for SNAP benefits in May and had identified herself as a pregnant woman with a due date of September.
Williams served five years in prison for the death of her infant son in 2011.
In 2012, Williams was convicted of first-degree felony injury to a child by omission in the death of 5-week-old, Braylan Hood, according to the Houston Chronicle.
An autopsy revealed that Braylan, who was born premature, suffered a broken neck, a brain hemorrhage and a partially severed spinal cord. He was left in his car seat for 11 hours with no medical attention.
Williams and Braylan’s father, Jimmie Preston Hood, were found responsible for the baby’s blunt force injuries.
Williams held Braylan by the neck while feeding him. Braylan’s father laid him on his leg with his head hanging over, ABC13 reports.