Saturday, September 14, 2013

North Dakota Woman Accused of Killing Newborn

(Bowman, North Dakota) A local woman, Stephanie Lindstrom, has been accused of murdering her newborn baby.

Lindstrom pleaded not guilty at a preliminary hearing on Thursday. She allegedly gave birth to a live baby and then drowned him/her.
A coroner determined the baby was born alive and that the cause of death was drowning.

Bowman County State’s Attorney Andrew Weiss said the state showed probable cause that Lindstrom murdered the baby.

“We’ve heard sworn testimony from an experienced officer placing the defendant in a bathroom by herself where a live birth occurred and subsequent death by drowning,” he said.
A jury trial is scheduled for December.

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