Del. woman gets 10 years in baby's death

July 2, 2010 4:36:14 AM PDT
A Smyrna woman who pleaded guilty to murder in the death of her newborn son last year has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Jeanne Moore was sentenced Thursday in Kent County Superior Court. Moore agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of her husband Dereke Moore, who faces charges of abusing a corpse, murder by abuse, and child endangerment resulting in death.

Moore told authorities the baby she delivered on a toilet in November was stillborn, and that her husband put the baby's body in a trash bin at a Dover hotel. It was found there days later.

According to a police warrant, the baby landed face down in the toilet and remained there.

A preliminary finding by the medical examiner's office indicated the child was stillborn. The couple was charged after a forensic investigation showed the baby was alive at birth.

Information from: Delaware State News,