A New Jersey mom who admitted to killing her 5-month old daughter told police she did it in order to “fulfill the last of her sins, murder,” according to court documents.
Kristhie Alcazar, 26, made her first court appearance on Monday after she was charged with murder for stabbing her baby to death at a home in Penns Grove on Friday night. She faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.
A remorseless Alcazar reportedly told police “she would not change any of the events surrounding the murder,” according to an affidavit, obtained by ABC 6.
She also said she was of “sound mind and body” at the time.
According to the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office, police responded to a call with loud disturbances in the background Friday night.
When police arrived they found Alcazar arguing with another person as well as the body of the dead baby.
The infant had visible stab wounds to her chest, officials said. Multiple knives and evidence were recovered from the scene. The baby’s father was not home at the time of the homicide.
The infant’s cause of death was determined to be a homicide as a result of multiple stab wounds to the chest area.
She is due back in court again on Thursday.
A memorial has grown out front of the apartment building, ABC 6 reported.
“It’s a tragedy,” neighbor Wandy Burgos told the outlet. “She was a nice, nice lady.”
Neighbor Arthur Edge said he was blindsided by the horrific incident.
“I lived next to her for two and a half years, so it’s a shock to me,” he said.