MIDLAND, TX –– A 31-year-old Midland woman is facing murder charges after she admitted to placing her newborn baby in the trunk of a car.
According to court documents, on November 30th officers were dispatched to Midland Memorial Hospital.
When officers arrived they learned a doctor had removed Megan Cawley's placenta, but she claimed she didn't remember giving birth. Doctors estimated the baby had been born approximately 4 days before Crawley was admitted to the hospital
In the affidavit, after coming out of the surgery, Crawley told hospital staff she and her husband did not want kids.
When she was questioned by police, Crawley continued to deny she had been pregnant or given birth.
Crawley's fiance told police that after Crawley was admitted to the hospital he returned to the house and found a substantial amount of blood in the bathroom.
At the time he believed it was connected to a urinary tract infection. Crawley would later tell police her fiance was not aware of the pregnancy or birth.
While police were on their way to Crawley's residence, she sent her fiance the following message.
“I love you. I messed up. Trunk of the Impala, they won’t have to check the house. It was already dead. I’m going to jail for life.”
Crawley was subsequently arrested and would admit her baby was born on November 26th. She then placed the baby into black plastic bags and into the trunk of her car.
Crawley claimed the baby was not breathing when they were placed in the truck, but paramedics confirmed the baby had been breathing.
Crawley has been charged with capital murder and is being held at the Midland County Jail.