THREE KIDS, ONE DEATH

THEY WERE HAPPY AND WELL-OFF. WHY DID TWO TEENS DUMP THEIR BABY, POSSIBLY AFTER CRUSHING ITS SKULL?

Six pounds, two ounces; 20 inches long. Ordinarily, those figures would be a source of joy to new parents, instantly memorized and endlessly repeated. But the size of the child born to Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson Jr. will not be engraved on any birth announcements. In this case, the thought the numbers suggest is anything but joyful: Six pounds, two ounces; 20 inches long--what a tiny person to have been killed.

Baby Boy Grossberg, as he is being called, was born at about 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Room 220 of the Comfort Inn, a motel in Newark,...

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