Woman admits putting newborn in trash

May 19, 2009 6:08:55 AM PDT
A New Jersey woman who gave birth as a teenager has admitted placing her newborn in a trash bin. Twenty-year-old Simone Walker pleaded guilty on Monday to endangering the welfare of a child.

The resident of Atlantic County's Hamilton Township says she believed the boy was stillborn in December 2006 when she put him in a trash container.

The baby was rescued and now lives with his father.

Authorities are recommending Walker get a 3-year prison sentence. But as part of a plea deal she can apply for an intensive supervision program that would allow her out of jail within nine months.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 17.


Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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