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Prosecutors to wrap up case in Pa. newborn's death

April 9, 2014
Associated Press

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 ( ) 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,



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