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Woman charged in infant death

on October 29, 2013 10:20 AM

EASTON (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges that she gave birth in a sports bar bathroom, wrapped the newborn in a plastic bag and hid him in a toilet tank.

Amanda Hein, 26, of Allentown, was ordered to stand trial on a criminal homicide count after a preliminary hearing Monday.

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.

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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