Man who allegedly hid dead baby in Beach parking garage to serve five years

Posted at 7:16 PM, Jun 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-27 19:16:47-04

A Virginia Beach man who hid a dead baby in an Oceanfront parking garage will serve the maximum sentence in prison.

On Wednesday, a judge ordered Lawrence Ray Smith to five years behind bars.

In April, Smith pleaded guilty to felony concealing a body.

Police say he left his girlfriend's dead baby, Janyiha Whiteman, in a parking garage in November.

How the baby died remains a mystery.