Woman Pleads Guilty to Abandoning Newborn

4 years 2 weeks 29 minutes ago May 13, 2013 May 13, 2013 Monday, May 13 2013 Monday, May 13, 2013 7:15:06 AM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

CLAYTON, Mo. - A 21-year-old St. Louis County woman faces sentencing in July after pleading guilty to child endangerment for placing her newborn baby under a tree in a stranger's yard.

KSDK-TV reports that Kaitlin Norton pleaded guilty in St. Louis Circuit Court. She was arrested last year, days after the child was found outside of a home in Ellisville.

A woman looked out her window and saw a bundle in a blanket, thinking at first it might be a litter of puppies. It was Norton's child. Norton had given birth to the baby in the basement of her boyfriend's home.

Norton turned herself in after she was treated at a hospital following the birth.

 

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