A 17-year-old mother who posted on Facebook about how she couldn’t wait for the birth of her child is now accused of beating the boy to death.
Daniela Villarreal, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder and felony child abuse, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Police received a call from her home about an unresponsive baby at around 4:20 a.m. that day. The child, Luis Miguel Jr., was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was less than a month old.
An investigation revealed that the baby, who was less than a month old, died as a result of a physical assault, according to WCNC. Villarreal, who voluntarily came forward to talk to officials, was charged following a police interview.
Prior to the boy’s death, Villarreal made various Facebook posts that indicated she was excited to be a mom, according to WSOC-TV. In one post quoted by Dreamin’ Demon, she wrote , “Cant wait til this little Boy comes and Im able to do what i want!! I want to be successful in life!!”