Grossberg, Amy

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Grossberg, Amy Gender: F
born on 10 July 1978 at 01:43 (= 01:43 AM )
Place Hackensack, New Jersey, 40n53, 74w03
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 17°38' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 10°32 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 17°19'


American teenager who gave birth to a baby and discarded it in a trash bag. She and her beau, Brian Peterson, Jr. (born on June 10, 1978, Long Island, NY), both 18, from good homes, an affluent, caring background, were in love. When Amy got pregnant, they kept it a secret. When she went into labor on 11/12/1996, they drove to a motel in Newark, Delaware where they delivered a baby boy, put it in a plastic bag and left it in a dumpster. They checked in to the motel about 3:00 AM, delivered the baby boy about 4:30 AM and checkout out at 5:00 AM.

The baby was found and diagnosed as a live, healthy birth. It had died from multiple skull fractures and from having been shaken. The families were devastated.

On 7/09/1998, the two former lovers sat in a courtroom for sentencing, not looking across the room at each other. Grossberg was given two and a half years prison, and Peterson, two years. It was the day before Grossberg's 20th birthday. She was released from prison May 2000 for good behavior, serving only 17 months of her 2 1/2 year sentence.

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  • Family trauma 12 November 1996 (Discarded her newborn boy)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 12 November 1996 (Her baby boy)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 9 July 1998 (Given 2 1/2 years prison)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital May 2000 (Released from prison)
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Source Notes

Dana Holliday quotes Doug Most, "Always in our Hearts," published 1999. Most is the local reporter who covered the story from the beginning.


  • Family : Parenting : Abusive - Physical/Verbal (Discarded baby in trash)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide single (Discarded baby in trash)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Served 17 months of 30)