Woman charged with concealing child’s body didn’t realize she was pregnant

A Richmond family is coping with a tragic outcome, after a 24-year-old girl who was planning to get married, didn’t realize she was pregnant and delivered a non-full-term baby over the summer.

Randy Pullman told The Richmond Review Wednesday that his daughter Carly had been dating the same boy for six years, and they were planning to get married, when tragedy struck on Aug. 15.

“It’s not as far fetched as people might think,” he said. “None of us knew (she was pregnant).”

Carly Pullman has been charged with concealing the body of a child, and interfering with a dead body. She’s also been charged with obstructing a police officer.

Richmond RCMP are not disclosing any information about the case.

But Randy Pullman described his family as a “normal family” with no drug or financial issues.

He said the police investigation is centring on how his daughter handled the baby’s death.

He said his daughter was “nowhere close” to full term.

Asked how Carly is doing, Randy Pullman said “she’s coping. Most of it was shock that she even was pregnant.”

His daughter, whom he described as being “naive,” at one point thought she was battling the flu, and the furthest thing from her mind was that she was pregnant.

Carly Pullman is next scheduled to appear in Richmond provincial court on April 3, 2012 for a pre-trial conference. A trial confirmation date has been scheduled for Oct. 16, 2012, with a four-day trial scheduled to begin Dec. 17, 2012.

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