Bail set for teen charged with killing baby
Bail is set at $1 million for the 17-year-old Oakdale teenager, Nicole Beecroft, accused of stabbing her newborn to death, authorities said.
Authorities said Beecroft gave birth to a baby girl on Monday in her Oakdale home and then threw the baby in a trash can after she stabbed her more than 130 times.
An autopsy determined the infant had been born alive, but suffered numerous puncture wounds in the chest area and bled to death.
According to the criminal complaint Beecroft hid her pregnancy from family and friends. No one knew. Not even her mother. Beecroft told police she panicked.
Beecroft said nothing during her appearance in Washington County District Court. She was returned to juvenile detention, with her next court appearance set for April 27th.