Utah teen sentenced in dumping of dead baby

Utah teen sentenced in dumping of dead baby

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MANTI, Utah (AP) -- A 17-year-old Sanpete County girl has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obstruction of justice for failing to notify police that she had dumped her dead baby in the trash after it was delivered stillborn.

The girl was charged last month in 6th District Juvenile Court with third-degree felony abusing a corpse. She pleaded to the lesser charge on Tuesday.

Judge Paul Lyman sentenced the girl to probation and community service.

The Sanpete County Sheriff's Office has said the girl delivered a stillborn child in April and later told authorities she put it in a trash bin.

Authorities searched the county's White Hills Landfill near Mayfield but called off the search in June after finding nothing.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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