New Jersey woman who strangled newborn, dumped body in trash can, sentenced to 8 years in prison

Jade Fanz admitted to strangling her newborn daughter to death.

(Salem County Correctional Facility)

A New Jersey woman was sentenced to eight years in prison after she admitted to strangling her newborn daughter to death two years ago.

Jade Fanz was sentenced on Friday, People reported. The now 21-year-old strangled her daughter, she was just “a few minutes old,” according to She then put the baby’s body in a dumpster behind her home in Franklin Township.

Fanz the crime came to light after they visited a local hospital due to a medical complication related to childbirth, according to ABC13. The young woman was initially charged with murder, unlawfully interfere with, move or conceal human remains, and abuse or neglect of a child, reported.

She was later charged and pled guilty to second-degree murder in April.

Fanz is in jail since the incident occurred, according to FOX5.

They serve at least 85 percent of her sentence before she is eligible for parole, according to the terms of her plea agreement, according to People.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

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