A New Jersey grandmother of 6 and recovering meth addict, is now in custody after she allegedly ate her daughter’s newborn baby. Gretchen Schneider, 64, was babysitting her 4-week old granddaughter and was unknowingly under the influence of drugs, according to her daughter Amber Williams. When Williams dropped off her infant with her mother, she said she never expected anything like this.
“My mom was a former drug addict, our childhood was not easy,” said Williams. “But I never… I mean never… expected my mom to do something so horrific. She was on drugs when I was younger, but nothing like this. If I would’ve known that, I would’ve never left my baby with her. I thought she was one year clean.”
Williams said she dropped off her daughter with her mom on Sunday evening around 5:30 PM while she went out on a dinner date with her husband. They returned around 9 PM and entered Schneider’s home, walking into what they say was “an absolute grizzly scene reminiscent of a zombie movie.” Their poor little girl, lay on the floor lifeless with her grandmother hunched over her with her face covered in blood.
According to reports, Williams grabbed an object and struck her mother in the back of the head knocking her unconscious. Her husband called the police, but when paramedics arrived the baby was pronounced dead at the scene.
Schneider is being held in the county jail with no bond awaiting trial. William says she is having to receive mental care to help cope with the tragedy.