New Jersey | A 64 year-old grandmother of six has been arrested after she allegedly ate her daughter’s newborn baby.
Gretchen Gablin was babysitting her 2-week old granddaughter and was unknowingly under the influence of drugs, according to her daughter Amber Williams. When Williams dropped off her infant with her mother, she said she never expected anything like this.
“My mom was a former drug addict, our childhood was not easy,” said Williams. “But I never expected my mom to do something so horrific. She was on drugs when I was a kid, but nothing like this. If I would’ve known that, I would’ve never left my baby with her.”
Williams said she dropped off her daughter with her mom on Sunday evening around 6:30 PM while she went out on a dinner date with her husband. They returned around 9 PM to pick up the child from home, walking into what they say was “an absolute grizzly scene reminiscent of a zombie movie.” Their little girl, lay on the floor lifeless with her grandmother hunched over her with her face covered in blood.
According to reports, Williams grabbed an object and struck her mother in the back of the head knocking her unconscious. Her husband called the police, but when paramedics arrived the baby was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gablin s being held in the county jail with no bond awaiting trial. William says she is having to receive mental care to help cope with the tragedy.