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Teen accused of burying newborn won't be charged


WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) -- A Wauwatosa judge says there will be no criminal charges for a Shorewood teen accused of giving birth in her bathtub and burying her baby in the back yard.

WISN reports the 16-year-old was about six months pregnant but hadn't told anyone when she gave birth in her bathtub last August.

The girl's mother discovered the baby a month later, wrapped in four bags and buried.

The girl told police the baby was stillborn.

At a hearing Monday, children's court Judge Karen Christenson says there was no definitive testimony about whether the baby was born dead or alive.


Information from: WISN-TV, http://www.wisn.com

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