Infant deaths:
The Rebecca Hopfer Trial

  On Aug. 14 1994 after successfully concealing her pregnancy from her family and friends Rebecca Lynn Hopfer, a 17-year-old Centerville High School student, delivered a child alone and in secret in a bathroom of her family's home.
  When the infant's body was discovered by police several days later, Hopfer was arrested and eventually stood trial as an adult. On June 22, 1995 she was convicted of murder.
  Rebecca Hopfer is the daughter of Ken and Brenda Hopfer, 2547 timber Brook Lane, Washington Twp.

Rebecca Hopfer's parents, Ken and Brenda Hopfer
during the trial


Aug 14, 1994: Rebecca Hopfer secretly gives birth in the bathroom of the hopfer home.
Aug. 19. -- The decomposing body of infant found in Montgomery County's south incinerator (2550 Springboro Pike).
Aug. 22: Rebecca Hopfer turns herself in
Sept 8, 1994: The Montgomery County coroner's office rules the death homicide by suffocation.
Dec. 14, 1994: A Montgomery County grand jury indicts Hopfer (now 18) on charges of murder and gross abuse of a corpse in the death of her newborn.
June 19, 1995 -- Hopfer takes the stand, denying on the witness stand that she murdered her child.
June 22, 1995 -- Rebecca Hopfer is convicted
July 15, 1996 -- Rebecca Hopfer is taken to prison after remaining free on bail while pursuing her appeals.

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