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Girl stabs her newborn 135 times

The StarTribune reports a 17-year-old Oakdale girl told police she gave birth on the laundry room floor early Monday, then panicked and stabbed the baby girl after seeing her move a finger. Investigators found the baby in a bloody garbage bag outside the teen's home with 135 stab wounds, most of the punctures were in the chest. The Ramsey County medical examiner's office said the baby was born alive and bled to death.

Nicole M. Beecroft was charged with first-degree premeditated murder Thursday in Washington County District Court.

ABC.com reports Beercroft's mom told police she did not know her overweight daughter was pregnant. Authorities were tipped off Tuesday when an anonymous caller told police that a cashier at a Cub Foods grocery store in St. Paul had given birth to a stillborn baby and threw it in the garbage at her home.

"She kills the baby and now her life will be changed forever," said Washington County Attorney Doug Johnson.




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