GREENWICH TWP., Pa. – April 24, 2012 – A teenage girl from Berks County is charged
with homicide in connection with the death of her newborn baby. The Berks County
District Attorney said 16-year-old Angela Lightcap, of Greenwich Township, was app-
arently able to hide the fact she was pregnant up until the day she gave birth. “It was
full term baby, and I’m certain there was a family out there that would have loved to
adopt this child. It’s troubling, to say the least,” said D.A. John Adams. Investigators
say the baby drowned in a bathtub inside Lightcap’s family home in Creek Road back
on January 9th. Police became aware of the situation when Lightcap allegedly went to
the hospital for excessive bleeding after improperly cutting the umbilical cord with a
pair of household scissors. A nurse at Lehigh Valley Hospital notified police that the
Kutztown High School junior had clearly given birth a short time earlier. “State police
investigated this matter. They went to the home, they searched the home, and found a
deceased young male in a trash can,” said Adams. Investigators say it seems no one was
aware of the pregnancy except for Lightcap and her ex-boyfriend, who was the father.
Action News was able to speak to some of her classmates and friends at Kutztown High
who say they simply cannot believe the story is true. “She’s a really sweet girl, she’s really
nice. I just never would have thought of anything like this,” said classmate Codey Lance.
While Lightcap is being charged in a juvenile detention center, she is being charged as an
adult with homicide and concealing the death of a child.