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Rowland Wants to Be Left Alone

Rowland Wants to Be Left Alone

Posted - May 28, 2004 at 2:04 p.m.



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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A woman once charged in Utah with murder for delaying a Caesarean section wants to be left alone.

Melissa Ann Rowland is in Chillicothe, Ohio, planning to enter a mental health facility -- as ordered by a Utah judge.

Today, she told The Associated Press that she can't get anyone to give her a break and that she's been labeled all over the U-S as the lady who killed her baby.

The 28-year-old pleaded guilty in April in Salt Lake City to two counts of child endangerment after being charged with murder for delaying a C-Section doctors say would have saved one of her twins. The surviving twin has since been adopted.

Rowland also says she was not arrested in Ohio, despite recent media reports. Rowland says she was ticketed May 21 for trespassing and released the same day. She also denies rumors that she's pregnant and trying to broker a deal with adoption agencies to get some cash.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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