Pa. teen faces adult court in newborn death

June 15, 2012 10:29:36 AM PDT
A judge says a Pennsylvania teen should be tried as an adult in the drowning death of her newborn baby.

WFMZ-TV reports Berks County Judge Scott Lash on Friday denied a request for 16-year-old Angela Lightcap to have her case heard in juvenile court.

Investigators say Lightcap, of Greenwich Township, gave birth in a bathtub and hid her son's body in a trash can on Jan. 9.

Police say Lightcap claimed she found the baby wasn't breathing. A coroner found the baby drowned.

Lightcap is being held without bail on charges of criminal homicide and concealing the death of a child.

A phone message for Lightcap's public defender was not immediately returned Friday.


Information from: WFMZ-TV