Saturday, April 12, 2008

June Trial Set for Iowa Teen Accused of Killing Baby

POMPANO, FL - An Eastern Iowa teen accused of killing her newborn baby will go on trial this summer.

Ashley Truitt, 18, is from Solon. She pleaded not guilty to the crime last July.

Florida police say she gave birth in a hotel bathroom while vacationing there with her family.

Truitt then reportedly threw the baby girl, who officials say was still alive, down a trash chute.

Her trial is now set for June 16th in Florida, just more than a year since she was arrested.

By Florida law, Truitt could face the death penalty.

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