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Mother Being Charged With Murder After Setting Her Baby On Fire

Mon, January 19, 2015 12:55pm EDT by 2 Comments
Courtesy of Burlington County Prosecutors Office/Twitter

What a sad and truly disturbing story — a New Jersey mother stopped her car on the side of the road and burned her newborn baby girl alive. We have all the cringe worthy details.

Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, set her baby on fire on Jan 16. We know, completely mind-blowing and shocking right? Find out what a bystander who witnessed the whole thing has to say about the horrible scene.

Mother Sets Baby On Fire

Witnesses say that Hyphernkemberly pulled over while driving her range rover, got out of the car, placed her baby girl on the ground and began pouring a flammable liquid on her. Then, she lit a flame and burned the baby alive.

David Joseph, a man who lives across from the crime scene, told Daily News, “It was just horrible, like nothing you’ve ever seen.”

“We saw the fire and we thought someone was over there burning trash,” David said. When David went over to see what was happening, Hyphernkemberly assured him it was just trash.

Upon realizing the truth, David restrained her until the police arrived.

What Happened After The Police Arrived

The police arrived and immediately put out the fire. Surprisingly, the baby was not dead yet. She was flown to a hospital in Philadelphia where she sadly died two hours later.

The mother was taken into custody and jailed on $500,000 bail. There is no official word yet on what exactly happened but an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

“It was just mind-boggling,” David, who witnessed the horrendous scene, said. “It was a nightmare even if you have a strong heart.”

— Shira Benozilio