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Woman Pleads Guilty to Hiding Her Dead Babies In Trash Bags Under A House

A North Carolina woman has pled guilty to hiding two of her infants in trash bags underneath her mother’s home.  As News and Observer reports, 41-year-old Bridgette Morgan Smith pled guilty for failing to report a death.

Back in 2016, the remains were found when a relative, James Morgan, found two black trash bags under the house while doing cable work. Per the search warrant, he described the contents of the bags as “squishy.” When he looked inside one bag, he “recognized that it contained remains of something once living.”

Authorities found the remains of two infants. They were wrapped in separate trash bags, with towels around the remains.

Smith’s mother told authorities that her daughter battled a drug addiction her entire life, including meth and cocaine. She believes that Smith had been pregnant 10 times, although she could only account for three children. According to her, Smith would do things like abandon her newborn

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Ashley Hautzenrader Abandons Newborn In Trash, Gets Probation …

An Iowa woman who pled guilty to abandoning her newborn baby in a trash can at a hospital was sentenced to five years of probation in lieu of prison time, The Iowa City Press-Citizen reported.

Ashley Hautzenrader, 24, had entered an Alford plea of guilty to child endangerment and to neglect or abandonment of a dependent person.

At one point during her sentencing, Hautzenrader addressed the court uninterrupted for 30 minutes, saying she was at the hospital to begin with because her other child had been admitted to the intensive care unit for a serious heart condition.

“I’m just asking you to listen and try to understand what I’ve been through,” Hautzenrader said.

She gave birth to a baby in a University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics bathroom on May 8, 2016.

Police said that she believed that the baby she had given birth to was dead and tried to flush the child

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Woman Who Left Baby In Hospital Trash Can Because She ‘Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant’ Gets Probation

An Iowa woman who pled guilty to abandoning her newborn baby in a trash can at a hospital was sentenced to five years of probation in lieu of prison time, The Iowa City Press-Citizen reported.

Ashley Hautzenrader, 24, had entered an Alford plea of guilty to child endangerment and to neglect or abandonment of a dependent person.

At one point during her sentencing, Hautzenrader addressed the court uninterrupted for 30 minutes, saying she was at the hospital to begin with because her other child had been admitted to the intensive care unit for a serious heart condition.

“I’m just asking you to listen and try to understand what I’ve been through,” Hautzenrader said.

She gave birth to a baby in a University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics bathroom on May 8, 2016.

Police said that she believed that the baby she had given birth to was dead and tried to flush the child

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Woman Who ‘Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant’ And Flushed Baby Down Toilet, Threw Him In Trash Avoids Murder Charge

An Iowa woman accused or leaving her newborn in a hospital trash can has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

Last year, 24-year-old Ashley Hautzenrader gave birth in a University of Iowa Hospital bathroom. She then put her newborn in a pillowcase and left it in a trash can. It was later found alive by hospital staff.

Hautzenrader, 24, avoided attempted murder charges by pleading guilty to two lesser charges of child endangerment and neglect or abandonment of a dependent person on Friday.

She faces up to 12 years in prison, according to WHO-TV. The attempted murder charge could have resulted in up to 25 years in prison.

Police said at that Hautzenrader thought the newborn was dead so she tried to flush it down a toilet, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen. When that didn’t work, she left it in a pillowcase in the trash can.

Hautzenrader also told police that she

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Women Who Left Newborn In Kohl’s Restroom Trash To Die Given Five Years Probation

A Louisville, Kentucky woman who left her newborn girl in a Kohl’s Department Store restroom trash to die pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Wednesday. According toWHAS, Jessica Price originally faced ten years in prison but instead she was given just five years of probation.

Price’s attorney had pleaded for the judge to have mercy on her client, who she says has to live with this every day. Price’s newborn baby was found dead in the bathroom of Kohl’s in August of 2013. The prosecution used a graphic photo of the dead newborn to argue the heinous crime deserved an actual prison sentence.

Price delivered the baby girl during a work shift in the Kohl’s bathroom. The baby was born at full-term and would have survived with even “basic care,” according to a report by the Courier-Journal. According to police interviews filed in court, Price thought the newborn was dead when

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