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Trial continues in death of eastern Pa. newborn

April 10, 2014
Associated Press

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Defense attorneys are expected to call at least one more witness Thursday before resting their case 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 took the stand in her own defense in Northampton County Court on Wednesday and testified emotionally that she thought she was only three months pregnant when she gave birth in August at Starters Pub in Bethlehem. She said she "wasn't thinking, only reacting" when she placed the baby in a nearby garbage bag and hid the bag in the toilet tank. She said she believed the baby was dead.

Hein has already pleaded guilty to a general murder charge. Prosecutors are seeking a first-degree murder conviction and defense attorneys a third-degree conviction.



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