Advertisement

Iowa Woman Accused of Dumping Baby in Trash Pleads Guilty

Iowa Woman Accused of Dumping Baby in Trash Pleads Guilty Photo: MGNonline.

August 12, 2017 08:08 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa woman accused of leaving the baby for dead in a trash can has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the case.

The Press-Citizen reports that 24-year-old Ashley Hautzenrader pleaded guilty Friday in Johnson County District Court to child endangerment and to neglect or abandonment of a depended person. In exchange, prosecutors dropped an attempted murder charge.

Advertisement

Authorities have said Hautzenrader gave birth May 8 last year in a bathroom at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Police say Hautzenrader tried to flush the baby down a toilet and then put it in a pillowcase and left it in the trash. The child was soon found alive.

Hautzenrader faces up to 12 years in prison when she's sentenced at a later date.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


KAAL-TV

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Advertisement
Relay Media Amp
Advertisement

Most Read Stories

Sheriff: Riceville School Threat Allegedly Made by Former Student

Sheriff: Riceville School Threat Allegedly Made by Former Student


One Arrest Made in GameStop Robbery

Cause of Austin House Fire Unknown

101 Nigerian Girls Missing After Boko Haram Attack

'It Stinks:' Lansing Township Board Takes Up Landfill Ordinance

Three Teens Hit by Car in Mason City

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement