Monroe mother sentenced to 13 years in baby's death

Monroe mother sentenced to 13 years in baby's death

Monroe mother sentenced to 13 years in baby's death

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on July 14, 2011 at 8:13 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 14 at 11:38 AM

MONROE, N.C. -- A woman has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for the death of her newborn baby girl.

A jury in Monroe on Wednesday found Erica Kelly guilty of second-degree murder in the baby's death.

The baby was found just a few feet from a trash pile in Waxhaw in February 2009. Prosecutors say they think Kelly wrapped her newborn in a shirt and left her there.

Kelly asked a judge for mercy, denying that she killed her child and saying she wanted to take care of another child.
 

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