EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say they expect to wrap up their case Wednesday in the trial to determine whether a woman should be convicted of first-degree murder or third-degree murder in the death of her newborn found in the bathroom of an eastern Pennsylvania bar last summer.
Twenty-seven-year-old Amanda Hein of Allentown has pleaded guilty to a general murder charge.
Prosecutors are seeking a first-degree murder conviction, arguing that Hein concealed her pregnancy and intentionally killed the child in the bathroom of Starters Pub in Bethlehem in August.
The (Easton) Express-Times (http://bit.ly/1hBehIA ) reports that defense attorney Michael Corriere said in his opening statement that not even Hein realized how far along the pregnancy was, and she should be convicted of third-degree murder because she thought the sick baby died shortly after birth.
Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com