Homicide

Mom accused of setting newborn on fire in the middle of the road, killing her, is due in court

  • This photo provided by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office shows Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, of Pemberton Township, N,J. The New Jersey woman who prosecutors say put her newborn baby in the middle of the road and set the child on fire has been charged with murder. Burlington County prosecutors say 22-year-old Dorvilier was jailed Saturday, jan. 17, 2015, on $500,000 bail. It wasn't known if she has retained a lawyer. (AP Photo/Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office)

    This photo provided by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office shows Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, of Pemberton Township, N,J. The New Jersey woman who prosecutors say put her newborn baby in the middle of the road and set the child on fire has been charged with murder. Burlington County prosecutors say 22-year-old Dorvilier was jailed Saturday, jan. 17, 2015, on $500,000 bail. It wasn't known if she has retained a lawyer. (AP Photo/Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of Hyphernkemberly Dorvillier's family, including her mother Juana Scully, right, sit in the back of the courtroom during her initial court appearance via teleconference at the Burlington County N.J. Courthouse in Mount Holly, N.J., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Dorvillier is accused of killing her newborn baby by immolation. The judge maintained her $500,000 bail, which was set after police found the baby in flames Jan. 16 in the middle of a residential road. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Ed Hille, Pool)

    Members of Hyphernkemberly Dorvillier's family, including her mother Juana Scully, right, sit in the back of the courtroom during her initial court appearance via teleconference at the Burlington County N.J. Courthouse in Mount Holly, N.J., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Dorvillier is accused of killing her newborn baby by immolation. The judge maintained her $500,000 bail, which was set after police found the baby in flames Jan. 16 in the middle of a residential road. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Ed Hille, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Judge Philip E. Haines, left, addresses Hyphernkemberly Dorvillier via teleconference during her initial court appearance at the Burlington County N.J. Courthouse in Mount Holly, N.J., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Dorvillier is accused of killing her newborn baby by immolation. The judge maintained her $500,000 bail, which was set after police found the baby in flames Jan. 16 in the middle of a residential road. First Assistant Prosecuter James Ronca, right listens. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Ed Hille, Pool)

    Judge Philip E. Haines, left, addresses Hyphernkemberly Dorvillier via teleconference during her initial court appearance at the Burlington County N.J. Courthouse in Mount Holly, N.J., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Dorvillier is accused of killing her newborn baby by immolation. The judge maintained her $500,000 bail, which was set after police found the baby in flames Jan. 16 in the middle of a residential road. First Assistant Prosecuter James Ronca, right listens. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Ed Hille, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

A New Jersey woman accused of dousing her newborn daughter with accelerant, setting her on fire and leaving her in the middle of a road is due in court to answer to a murder charge.

Twenty-two-year-old Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier of Pemberton Township faces an initial court appearance Tuesday in Mount Holly.

She has been held on $500,000 bail after police found the baby in flames Friday night in the middle of a Pemberton road. The child was flown to a Philadelphia hospital, where she died about two hours later.

Authorities believe the mother doused her baby with an accelerant, then set her on fire.

Prosecutors do not have a motive.

It isn't clear if Dorvilier has an attorney.