Rebecca Taylor Kipp convicted of murdering newborn son

Rebecca Taylor Kipp (Bibb County Sheriff)

Rebecca Taylor Kipp (Bibb County Sheriff’s Office)

A 25-year-old Georgia mother will spend more than a decade behind bars after admitting she was responsible for the death of her 3-month-old baby. Rebecca Taylor Kipp pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the death of a young man Nickolas Bryan and a Bibb County Superior Court judge sentenced her to 12 years in prison, authorities said.

After her release, Kipp will also serve another eight years of probation.

according to a press release from the District Attorney’s Office of the Macon Judicial Circuit, law enforcement responded to an emergency call at Kipp’s home on the 2800 block of Regina Drive on June 11, 2019. When they arrived at the address, first responders found the deceased child “lying face down on a sofa where Kipp had placed him hours earlier,” the press release said.

The little boy’s face was reportedly stuffed between two couch cushions in such a way that he could not have gotten into the position on his own corresponding The Telegraph.

“The 3-month-old was found on the couch in a position she could not have brought herself into. The child was found face down between the pillows,” investigators said allegedly said after Kipp turned himself in to authorities in October 2019.

Authorities said that during the investigation into Nickola’s death, Kipp told detectives “several stories” about what happened before she “finally admitted she was frustrated with the child and left him unattended on the sofa from around 10 a.m. onwards.” left while she slept until her mother came home around 1:30 p.m.,” the release said.

Investigators also determined that Kipp was suffering from postpartum depression at the time of Nickola’s death.

Kipp’s mother, Nickolas’ grandmother, reportedly returned to the home on her lunch break and found her grandson’s lifeless body. She reportedly made the 911 call.

Investigators were able to obtain data from a motion detector at Kipp’s home that reportedly showed Nickolas had been left unsupervised on the couch for approximately three hours while Kipp was elsewhere in the home. Coroners performed an autopsy on the infant and reportedly found he probably suffocated on the sofa cushion because he was unable to raise his own head.

“My office will always go the extra mile to uncover the facts and to prosecute cases in which the youngest and most vulnerable members of our communities have been injured or killed,” the district attorney for the Macon Judicial Circuit said Anita R Howard said in a statement. She also said evidence obtained by authorities indicated Nickola’s death was a case of “involuntary manslaughter.”

The district attorney’s office also thanked the Bibb County Sheriff’s Department “for their diligent efforts to uncover the tragic truth” about baby Nickolas’ death.

[image via Bibb County Sheriff’s Office]

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