Sunday, July 8, 2007
Associated Press - July 7, 2007 2:34 PM ET
SOLON, Iowa (AP) - A Solon woman will be arraigned next week in Florida on a charge of first-degree murder. That's according to court records.
Eighteen-year-old Ashley Truitt is accused of killing her newborn baby while vacationing in Pompano Beach, Florida with her family. Police say that Truitt gave birth to a girl in a hotel bathroom on June 2nd. She then threw the child down a trash chute, killing her. Truitt had not disclosed her pregnancy.
Truitt pleaded not guilty soon after a Broward County, Florida, grand jury returned the indictment against her last week.
Truitt faces a mandatory life sentence under Florida law if convicted.