Cassandra Elyse Norwood

Cassandra Norwood
Crime: Murder

Josiah Lucas Norwood is a nice name for a baby boy. It’s the kind of name you could imagine belonging to a teacher, a lawyer, a doctor. Unfortunately the baby named Josiah Lucas Norwood won’t grow up to be any of those things. He won’t grow up at all. In fact, Josiah Lucas Norwood died before he was even named. He died unwanted, unloved, and extremely violently at the hands of his mother, Cassandra Elyse Norwood.

The poor infant was born on November 1, 2012 in his grandparents’ home on Great Oak Drive in Athens, Georgia. And within minutes he was murdered.

Cassandra Elyse Norwood, then 21, most definitely didn’t want her baby. She’d hidden her pregnancy from her family and friends. Her father must have suspected she was pregnant because he’d taken her to a gynecologist for examination. Cassandra Norwood requested that the results — the positive pregnancy test — be kept confidential from everybody except her.

A short time after her pregnancy exam, the doctor’s office got a phone call from a woman claiming to be Cassandra Norwood’s mother. The woman stated they wouldn’t require their services any longer because the family was moving to another state.

The Norwood family wasn’t moving, and Cassandra Norwood’s mother never called the clinic. Simply put, Cassandra Norwood just didn’t want to be bothered about her pregnancy or her baby. She had no intention of letting her “interesting condition” have any impact on her life.

And that brings us to November 1, 2012. Cassandra Norwood was home alone when she went into labor. She delivered a live baby boy and promptly set about getting rid of him.

She didn’t consider giving him up for adoption. She didn’t consider that Georgia has a Safe Haven Law — she could’ve left her baby anonymously at a hospital with no legal repercussions. She could’ve chosen to let her baby live, but she didn’t.

Cassandra NorwoodUsing a long kitchen knife and a folding knife Cassandra the baby killer Norwood stabbed the baby to death. Apparently one wound was not sufficient — she inflicted several stab wounds on her baby’s abdomen, punctured his spine and sliced his throat.

What kind of rage does this hellbitch have that she could slaughter her tiny infant so brutally? Was it hate for the baby’s father? IMO it was a whole lot of hate she was venting on that tiny baby.

Cassandra Norwood, having slain her baby, cleaned up the blood and placed the tiny body in a trash bag along with the bloody towels. I don’t know where she hid the bundle, but it was somewhere in the house.

What Cassandra Norwood hadn’t counted on was a consequence of giving birth — she kept bleeding. Her family members returned home and noticed blood on the floor. They were understandably concerned and not at all mollified by the hellbitch’s explanation of having a heavy menstrual cycle.

Norwood home

Morris News Service/ AJ Reynolds

Blood dripping on the floor was not normal! And so it was Cassandra Norwood was taken to hospital for blood loss.

It was one of the killer’s siblings who found the body. OMG, I cannot imagine what that poor girl went through. All that blood and a dead baby — the stuff of nightmares! She called 911 right away.

The first responders, I’m sure, immediately concluded they were looking at a murder. Within a very short time Cassandra Norwood was taken into custody. Her poor parents were at the hospital with her when police told them they’d found a dead baby in their home.

Cassandra Norwood explained to investigators that her baby’s death was accidental. Riiight. She’d been trying to cut the umbilical cord but instead accidentally cut his neck. Riiiight. She wrapped the baby in a blanket to stop the bleeding. Riiiight.

I guess Cassandra Norwood thought the medical examiner wouldn’t notice the multiple stab wounds to her baby’s abdomen. The medical examiner, of course, did notice. He also noticed that several of the wounds could have been fatal.

Cassandra Norwood in court

Courtesy OnlineAthens

Cassandra Elyse Norwood was indicted in January 2013. She was charged with murder.

The May 2014 trial was very short — only a day and a half of testimony. I’m sure the medical examiner’s report said it all.

On May 22, 2014, Cassandra Norwood was convicted of malice murder by a Clarke County Superior Court jury. The jurors had deliberated for less than an hour.

Cassandra Elyse Norwood, who killed her baby so she wouldn’t be burdened, is now likely to be burdened by a life sentence. We shall learn what the judge has in store for her this week.

I shall keep readers posted about her sentence. Reminders are, as always, welcome.

I truly hope that this monstrous “mother” never gets out of prison. I hope she understands that by sacrificing her child’s life she has sacrificed her own.

RIP, baby Josiah Lucas Norwood. May you rest in the arms of angels.

The evil bitch was sentenced to life in prison. Good riddance to her!

Online Athens article – conviction
Online Athens article – sentencing
Ledger-Enquirer article
Chronicle Augusta article

10 Responses to Cassandra Elyse Norwood

  1. MoodyMagic says:

    What kind of monster are you Cassandra? How could you stab your sweet baby boy to death? You mAke me sick you evil monster. I hope you suffer each and everyday till you burn in hell.

  2. Violet says:

    I am so sorry precious Josiah Lucas (I refuse to add Norwood). I’m sorry you never had the chance to feel love. I would have gladly held you, rocked you and made sure you felt loved and secure. I am also sorry that your memory is marred by being given that hellbeast’s last name! As if what she did to you wasn’t bad enough. Rest in the arm’s of the angels sweet baby Josiah.

  3. Rhonda says:

    Horrible… I just read online that she is scheduled for sentencing tomorrow at 1:30 pm Athens time. Hopefully Georgia still has the death penalty enabling the judge to really throw the book at her as I seriously doubt anyone that young that capable of being that needlessly vicious and cruel will ever during the remainder of her natural life be capable of rehabilitation, I don’t even care how much psychiatric help she receives.

  4. awesomeblossom says:

    Evil, truly evil.

  5. BB says:

    Really ???!!!! WTF !!!!

  6. LexiR says:

    I’m not sure what to do first, be angry at this selfish little bitch, or cry for that poor baby….

  7. BENGALPUSS says:

    didn’t she realise that when she was having sex without protection, there was a chance she could get pregnant? she is one selfish bastard, wanted the goodies, but not the baby. I do hope it’s life without parole? that poor little baby will never see daylight, will never have freedom, and will never grow old, so why should that evil bitch ever have any of them again.

  8. 2cute says:

    There’s a whole lotta hate wrapped up in that woman. Damn, she scary! R.I.P. baby boy.

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