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Newborn Baby Stabbed 135 Times

A 17-year-old Oakdale girl gave birth to a baby in her bathroom, then proceeded to stab it 135 times and toss it in a dumpster.

Nicole Beecroft, a Tartan High School senior, originally told police that she thought the baby was stillborn, the Pioneer Press and Star Tribune reported.

Later, when police confronted her with the newfound evidence of a knife and stab wounds, Beecroft admitted to panicking and stabbing the baby to death.

According to various testimonies, no one knew Beecroft was even pregnant, the Pioneer Press and Star Tribune said.

The conclusion to the Star Tribune's article struck me as a tad odd. It was a bunch of quotes from Beecroft's neighbor, along with images of the angels in her house. In all honesty, it seemed a bit cheesy and unnecessary.

It seemed that the Pioneer Press integrated the quotes and facts more smoothly into the story. With the Star Tribune, I found County Attorney Douglas Johnson's quote was really abrupt.