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Tucson woman pleads guilty in death of infant son

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson woman has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in
the 2009 death of her infant son.

Pima County prosecutors say 23-year-old Denise Pesqueira was tried twice on a
first-degree murder charge in the case.

Mistrials were declared when jurors were unable to reach a unanimous decision
on the murder charge.

A jury in her second trial convicted her of reckless child abuse.

Prosecutors say Pesqueira is facing probation or up to eight years in prison on
the child abuse charge and probation or up to 3.75 years on the negligent
homicide charge.

She’s scheduled to be sentenced April 22.

The Arizona Daily Star says Pesqueira was arrested in
March 2010 after she told a friend she’d given birth in August 2009 and put the
baby in the trash.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star,


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