- Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015

PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman accused of dousing her newborn daughter with accelerant, setting her on fire and leaving her in the middle of a road repeatedly said “I’m sorry” as a man held her down, according to audiotape of a chaotic 911 call.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/1CISo96 ) reported that a woman who called 911 from the scene told the suspect, 22-year-old Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier of Pemberton, that she was “disgusting.”

The newspaper obtained a copy of the 911 call through a public records request.

Dorvilier told the woman, “It’s not mine, it’s not mine,” then said, “I didn’t do it, I didn’t do it, I didn’t do it.”

Dorvilier is charged with murder in the Jan. 16 death of her daughter. She remains jailed on $500,000 bail.

Authorities say Dorvilier had given birth to the baby shortly before her death. They say she somehow hid the pregnancy from her family.

When the baby was found, she still had the umbilical cord and placenta attached, investigators said. Prosecutors haven’t specified a motive for the killing.

The Inquirer reported that it took police and paramedics more than seven minutes to arrive at the scene. A dispatcher was initially unable to interpret the correct address from a frantic 911 caller, while another neighbor also reported fighting and screaming in the street before discovering the infant.

“There’s a baby on fire,” the first 911 caller told dispatchers. In the background, a man could be heard telling Dorvilier to get down.

“You’re not going anywhere,” the man told her.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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