St. Elizabeth Woman Faces Murder Charges

7 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Friday, February 10 2012 Feb 10, 2012 Friday, February 10, 2012 6:10:11 AM CST February 10, 2012 in News
By: Stacey Welsh

MILLER COUNTY - Emily Usnick, 36, of St. Elizabeth is facing charges of second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse three years after her newborn child's body was found in the trunk of her car.

Prosecutors believe Usnick gave birth unattended and put the baby's body in a plastic bag. According to the Miller County Sheriff's Office, a prosecutor waited to press more serious charges until the state clarified whether or not Usnick could be charged with murder. Usnick is currently held on $300,000 bond.

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