Emile Weaver: Ex-Student Gets Life Sentence For Killing Baby At Sorority House

Lindsay McCane

Emile Weaver, a former college student, was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole on Monday, June 27, for killing her newborn and throwing her in the trash.

According to NBC affiliate Chicago 5, Weaver was found guilty last month of aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence. Emile reportedly gave birth to a baby girl at the Delta Gamma Theta sorority at Muskingum University in Ohio on April 22, 2015. Following the birth, Weaver stuffed the newborn into a plastic trash bag and left it outside of the sorority house. Prosecutors said the baby died from asphyxiation from being closed in the bag.

During the trial last month, Weaver testified that she had been in denial about actually being pregnant. She also said she thought the newborn was already dead when she discarded it in the trash. Although she plead not-guilty by reason of insanity, the judge ruled that she was mentally competent and the jury found her guilty.

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"That does not show or verbalize any type of remorse," Fleegle said. "That was probably the most truthful statement you made that day. It was an inconvenience, and you took care of it."

"What does genuine remorse look like?" Miller said. "How many times must an individual cry or not cry to show genuine remorse?"

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Prior to being sentenced, Emile offered a tearful apology to the court, those she hurt and specifically her daughter, who was named Addison, the Coshocton Tribune reported. Weaver told the judge that she didn't fully comprehend what she had done until she saw the baby in the tiny casket at her funeral.

"I stand before you a broken-down woman, asking for forgiveness and mercy," Emile said. "Words cannot express how sorry I am to my beautiful daughter Addison."

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According to the judge, Addison wasn't the only one who fell victim to Emile's actions. He said he had received several letters from her former sorority sisters, many of whom have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorders. Others said they had turned to alcohol to cope with what happened.

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