Baby's grandmother: Teen mom killed newborn in 'retaliation' 09/24/2015 11:57 am PDT Comments KDAF via KDAF: LATHROP, Mo. -- (KDAF) -- A 17-year-old Independence mother had her first day in court Wednesday, after being charged in the murder of her six-week-old son. Investigators say the teen mom confessed to putting her hand over the baby's nose and mouth. Wednesday, the baby's paternal grandmother, Pepper Hancock, spoke out. She claimed the teen mother killed the child as an act of retaliation. "I never got to meet this little guy, and it just crushes me. It was the grandbaby I'll never get to see," she said. FULL STORY: Baby's grandmother: Teen mom killed newborn in 'retaliation' - KDAF Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.