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Funeral for Abandoned Infant Postponed

By Shelley Walcott

RACINE - It has been nearly six months since 23-year-old Breanna Gering dumped her newborn in a dumpster behind a Perkins Restaurant in Racine.

And Racine County's medical examiner Tom Terry says he has been trying to reach her ever since.

"Nobody answered the calls we left voicemails, we left messages and nobody got back to us with a baby's name or anything that we needed as far as a birth certificate or death certificate," said Terry.

So Terry and the director of a Racine funeral home made arrangements to bury the little girl on their own. The funeral was supposed to take place Friday morning, but now that's all been put on hold.

The reason?

Breanna Gering --- who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide, and is awaiting sentencing in the Racine County Jail --- wants to attend her daughter's funeral.

Deputy District Attorney Rich Ciapete says no way: "She's now been convicted of killer her daughter and throwing her away. It's not appropriate."

In a phone call this evening, Gering's attorney told TODAY'S TMJ4 Gering and her family "never knew the child was available to be buried." Kim said his client is "remorseful" and that they consider this "a private matter."

Now the medical examiner is waiting for word, on whether to go ahead and bury the baby girl: "We felt it was in the best interest of this baby to at least have a decent funeral, have her buried."

Personally I find it upsetting that they stopped the poor baby from being put to rest so that she can attend.

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Asked by Charis76 at 5:08 PM on Feb. 11, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • thats so wrong its been 6 months let this baby be put to rest. she shouldnt be aloud to attend the funural

    Answer by knagsmom at 5:13 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • I think it is a court stunt... If she fights to attend the funeral, it looks like she has remorse... Disgusting...

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:33 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • 23 yrs old?? Thats ridiculous! She couldn't drop the baby off in front of a orphanage... a police station?? I dunno. I think she should be allowed to attend the funeral. She should see that she was responsible for the death of a child, and should live with that knowledge. She should also have to go around to high schools, statewide, and educate teens on the safe surrender laws.

    Answer by brandyj at 5:52 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • She just proof again how selfish she is!

    Answer by gammie at 6:23 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • RACINE - A woman who gave birth in a restaurant bathroom, then left her newborn daughter in a trash bin, has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide for the infant's death.

    Breanna Gering, 24, of Franklin, was at work at Perkins, 4915 Washington Ave., on Aug. 16. About 9 a.m. she went into the bathroom and gave birth to a girl.

    Court records show she asked a coworker for trash bags, and that she placed the baby inside the bags and then in a trash bin behind the restaurant.

    That afternoon, Gering was taken to Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints hospital, 3801 Spring St., for treatment of abdominal cramps and bleeding. She told medical personnel she hadn't known she was pregnant, and initially denied giving birth.

    She was charged with first-degree reckless homicide and concealing the death of a child.


    Comment by Charis76 (original poster) at 6:25 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • In court Monday morning, Gering cried and rocked back and forth as she listened to Racine County Circuit Court Judge Allan "Pat" Torhorst and answered his questions.

    "Do you understand what you did to incur the charge?" Torhorst asked.

    "Yes, sir," Gering answered, her voice breaking.

    "Do you understand how your conduct fits in with that charge?" he said.

    "Yes, sir."

    "What is your plea?"


    The state will recommend she serve substantial prison time for the conviction of reckless homicide; the charge of concealing the death of a child will be dismissed. She is due to be sentenced March 11.


    Comment by Charis76 (original poster) at 6:25 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Prayers for the baby. I can't believe their actually postponing burying her and putting her to rest. This mother had a chance to get in touch with them and never did, now she's postponing her daughters funeral. It's just horrible.

    Answer by myree85 at 7:27 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • In all this time in between, when did she ask what had happened to her baby? or what arrangements were being made? or anything else that actually evidences an interest in this child or any remorse over what she did?

    Answer by suemayonline at 7:37 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Yes, I will add that I agree--she should be made to visit schools to make sure that teenagers know there are better options, so long as it never becomes about her & her "dilemma" or her "suffering," & include pix of the baby after found dead; if this cannot be controlled in this way, then she should not be the one speaking to the kids--it should be someone who would have given a d*** about the baby & been happy to keep her themselves.

    Answer by suemayonline at 7:41 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Where is the baby's father?

    Answer by diamondsarecool at 8:08 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

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