To paraphrase the wise man, people kill their infant children for all sorts of reasons. One often cited motive is that the baby wouldn’t stop crying, which in at least one case interfered with a man’s enjoyment of a college football game.
A less commonly encountered motive is financial gain. That was the explanation given by a Las Vegas woman who has been charged with killing her two infant daughters, aged 1 and 2. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “Amanda Sharp-Jefferson, 26, told the father of her children that the babies’ organs would be ‘worth a lot of money'”:
She was arrested Friday on two counts of open murder after her boyfriend, Jaykwon Singleton, said he came home to find her at the apartment with their daughters, Rose, 1, and Lily, 2 months, stacked on top of each other in a baby swing, both dead, according to an arrest report.
Singleton told police that the couple had been together since 2018 and had not had any problems in their relationship until Sharp-Jefferson recently “started talking about the altar spirit world,” the report stated.
Sharp-Jefferson told police that she believed she had been set up, that she did not have any children and she did not know Singleton.