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Allentown Woman To Face Death Penalty In Baby Death

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EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors in eastern Pennsylvania plan to seek the death penalty in the trial of a woman accused of giving birth in a sports bar bathroom, wrapping the newborn in a plastic bag and hiding him in a toilet tank.

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Wednesday that 27-year-old Amanda Hein of Allentown deserves to be executed because she killed a child.

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.

Hein is charged with criminal homicide.

Her public defender, Michael Corriere, said he expected that prosecutors would seek the death penalty. He didn’t comment further.

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