PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A local couple accused of concealing the death of their newborn baby appeared in court.
The most serious charge of abuse of a corpse was dropped.
The baby’s parents, James Victor and Nicole Dull, could soon get out of jail.
They are accused of driving around with their dead infant son for two days without calling 911.
Following a hearing Wednesday, Victor’s attorney, Blaine Jones, tried to make sense of it.
“That’s a very reasonable question for people to have,” he said. “The best response I could give them is that he was in disbelief. He couldn’t believe this happened.”
The couple is accused of taking the dead infant to the Avalon Motel and attempting suicide, then traveling to the Super 8 in Butler where police found the dead baby strapped in a car seat.
The couple will likely be placed in a mental health facility after being released from the Allegheny County Jail.
“To grieve in jail is brutal and that’s one of the reasons we’d like to get her into a place where she’ll be able to have support around her, be able to deal with a therapist,” Kevin Abramowitz, Dull’s attorney, said.
The couple still faces charges of conspiracy and concealing the death of a child.