Woman Admits to Murder of Her Baby

Intake photo of Carol Michelle ‘Keri’ Roper in 2014.

Intake photo of Carol Michelle ‘Keri’ Roper in 2014.

Carol Michelle ‘Keri’ Roper will spend 30 years behind bars after she pled guilty this week to 2nd degree murder. The 23 year-old woman was accused in the 2014 death of her newborn child. She will serve her time at 100 percent, meaning she will not be eligible for parole.
A trial date for her husband Blaine Roper is set for Aug. 8, according to court officials.
On Oct. 31, 2014, the Moore County Grand Jury indicted the Ropers, each with one count of conspiracy to commit first degree murder, one count of premeditated first degree murder and two counts of felony murder.
Investigators discovered the newborn’s remains in a fire pit and ditch located on and near the property where the Ropers lived in Moore County.