Sosefina Amoa was Sentenced to Four Years for Killing Newborn Son

Judge, attorneys, and observers all waited in silence for two minutes before Sosefina Amoa’s sentencing Friday. Those two minutes represented how long it took Amoa to suffocate her newborn son to death, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia Wright. Amoa, 26, was sentenced to four years in prison and five years of supervised release, after … Read more →

Mother Suspected of Smothering Newborn Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter

Sosefina Amoa, 26, pleaded guilty Friday to voluntary manslaughter in the smothering death of her infant son. In exchange for her plea, prosecutors have agreed to drop an initial charge of first-degree murder. Through her attorney Judith Pipe, Amoa said she never intended to harm her son. In a state of “pain, shock, fear,” and … Read more →

Sosefina Amoa Remains Held in Connection With Death of Infant Son

Judge Robert Morin ruled Wednesday that Sosefina Amoa, the woman accused of killing her newborn child, will remain held after lawyers in the case waived Amoa’s preliminary hearing. Amoa, 26, is charged with felony first-degree murder in the case. Prosecutors allege that Amoa hid her pregnancy, lied about delivering her own baby, then lied when … Read more →

Sosefina Amoa Held in Death of Infant Son

Sosefina Amoa, the woman accused of killing her newborn child, was ordered held Friday after a judge found probable cause that she fatally suffocated her infant son. Amoa, 26, remains held pending a preliminary hearing December 3. On October 11 at approximately 11:00 a.m. Amoa brought her unconscious infant son to a local hospital where … Read more →

DC Woman Arrested in Asphyxiation Death of Baby Boy

A 26-year-old DC woman has been arrested in connection with the death of an infant, who was brought unconscious to a local hospital on Friday. The baby boy, who was not identified by police, was pronounced dead the same day. Medical examiners have determined the case of death to be asphyxiation and the case has … Read more →

Sosefina Amoa

  • Arrested: Oct. 16, 2013
  • Age: 26
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: Unknown

Pleaded guilty in the Oct. 11, 2013, death of infant boy Amoa.