New Mother in Borger Arrested in Baby's Death

Questions still remain on the cause of death of a newborn.

A days-long investigation came to an end with the arrest of the baby's mother. 

Twenty-year-old Brisa Villa is facing one count of capital murder.

She was arraigned this morning on a $1,000,000 bond and we're told is currently being held in the Hutchinson County Jail.

On Sunday, Borger Police responded to what was initially reported as a still-born child, at a home on the 600 block of Montana. 

"Our detectives came out and immediately began to look into the situation and started to find things that caused concern that indicated possibly that the situation was not exactly as reported," said Capt. Brandon Strope, Assistant Chief at Borger Police Department.

He said Villa reported she didn't know she was pregnant and that the baby was not born alive. 

But Strope said two clues proved otherwise. 

First, was the results from a preliminary autopsy.

"The indicators were there that the child was in fact born alive and had taken breath. At least one," said Capt. Strope.

The second clue was Villa's phone. 

New information led detectives to search her cell phone, which Strope said provided more evidence proving Villa did know she was pregnant.

"There was enough on that phone, that this is not mere speculation. There was enough proof there to cause an arrest warrant to be issued when it was coupled with the interview of the mother," said Capt. Strope.

Police now await the final autopsy.

We spoke to several neighbors living on the 600 block of Montana who didn't want to speak on camera. 
    
One neighbor told us she would have taken the baby herself and another who says she knows Villa says there has to be some sort of explanation.

Captain Strope said they're not releasing the newborn's gender at this time.
    
He tells us Villa's other child is safe.


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