|Published:||Nov 08, 2012 11:41 AM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 08, 2012 7:30 PM EST|
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- A Punta Gorda mother will not face charges after a baby was found in her freezer in January.
Police say Jessica Smallwood went to the hospital with bleeding and zip ties around her umbilical cord. Detectives later found a six and a half pound fetus in the family's freezer.
The medical examiner says the baby was still born, and according to Florida law, a fetus must be born alive for homicide charges.
An autopsy did find cocaine and caffeine in the fetus' blood.
Smallwood claims she didn't know she was pregnant.