Hundreds mourn death of newborn set on fire

This photo provided by the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office shows Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, of Pemberton Township, N,J. AP Burlington County Prosecutor's Office
This photo provided by the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office shows Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, of Pemberton Township, N,J. AP Burlington County Prosecutor's Office

PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) - Hundreds of strangers have gathered in New Jersey to say goodbye to a newborn girl who was set on fire and left in a road to die.

A Wednesday evening service at a Pemberton church recalled the baby who was posthumously named Angelica by her grandmother.

The baby died Saturday after being set on fire on a rural road. Her mother, Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, has been charged with murder and is being held in jail with a bail of $500,000.

Mourners sang hymns and clutched candles. Some wore white to remember the baby.

Investigators say Dorvilier was found with a can of WD-40 and a lighter in her jacket pocket. The baby had burns over most of her body and still had the umbilical cord and placenta attached.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 App Store Get it on Google Play

  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in - includes Advertiser Stories