Pa. Woman To Face Trial On Charge She Dumped Baby In Sports Bar Bathroom
EASTON, Pa. (CBS/AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges accusing her of giving birth in a sports bar bathroom, wrapping the newborn in a plastic bag and hiding him in a toilet tank.
Twenty-six-year-old Amanda Hein, of Allentown, was ordered to stand trial on a criminal homicide count after a preliminary hearing Monday. (See Related Story)
A cleaning crew found the baby’s body in the toilet on Aug. 19 at Starters Pub in Bethlehem, about 30 miles north of Philadelphia. A coroner concluded the boy was born alive.
Court documents say the 26-year-old woman admitted giving birth to the baby boy, wrapping him in a plastic bag from a garbage container and placing him in the toilet tank. Authorities say she had not told anyone she was pregnant.
Police say they traced blood found in a bar booth to Hein. Investigators say she couldn’t give them a reason she allegedly killed the baby except that she was “scared.”
A message left for Hein’s public defender, Michael Corriere, wasn’t immediately returned.
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