|Coroner Zach Zysek: Baby was a health boy|
Here's what happened, as determined by an investigation spearheaded by Lower Saucon Police Officer James Connell. On August 18, Hein was with three male acquaintances to see a Pay Per View event at Starters. She began to complain of back pain and left to use the rest room. Her friends became concerned because she was gone for forty minutes and did not answer their text messages. When she returned, companion Louis Rivera noticed that she appeared to be wet and thought it could be blood. He repeatedly asked her if he could take her to the hospital, but she declined. She did go outside for a smoke, and then returned to watch the remainder of the Pay Per View without telling anyone what had happened.
She had never told anyone that she was pregnant.
In a toilet stall, she delivered a 33-36 weeks old healthy boy, wrapped him in a plastic trash liner retrieved from a trash can, and slipped him into the toilet tank well while he was still alive.
The baby's body was discovered the next day when Starters staff cleaned the rest room before opening.
According to coroner Zach Lyseck, who ruled the death a homicide, the baby suffocated.
Hein admitted to wrapping her newly born son in a plastic trash bag and placing him in a toilet tank well alive. She's been charged with homicide, and could face the death penalty because the murder of anyone under age 12 is an aggravating factor. But Morganelli stated that decision will be made later. She is being held without bail after a preliminary arraignment before District Judge David Tidd.
Lyseck pointed out that every hospital in this area has cradles where mothers can drop off new born infants, no questions asked.
Updated 7:16, to reflect preliminary arraignment before Judge Tidd, as per The Express Times.