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Woman convicted in death of newborn remains free

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- A La Crosse woman convicted in the death of her newborn daughter remains free despite violating probation six times since 2009.

Twenty-three-year-old Indra Book served six months in jail and four months in a women's facility after pleading guilty to second-degree reckless homicide.

She was convicted of failing to care for the infant after giving birth alone in a bathroom in 2007. Book put the dead infant in a cooler that was collected with the trash.

An administrative law judge has ruled Book's latest probation violation of being in a bar and drinking alcohol wasn't serious enough to send her to prison. The judge instead offered electronic monitoring.

The La Crosse Tribune says (http://bit.ly/rtUOc0 ) last year Book violated probation by using cocaine and synthetic marijuana, attacking a boyfriend and drinking alcohol.

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Information from: La Crosse Tribune, http://www.lacrossetribune.com

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APNP-10-26-11 1029CDT

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