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Student gets probation in Lancaster baby's death

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 26, 2013 5:57 PM
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(Lancaster) -- A judge has sentenced a young woman to four years of probation for discarding her stillborn baby in a bathroom trash can at her Lancaster high school.

19-year-old Cherlie LaFleur has pleaded guilty in Lancaster County Court to concealing the death of a child, a misdemeanor.

Prosecutor Randall Miller says the male fetus, about 27 weeks old, likely was stillborn because an autopsy showed there was no air in its lungs.

A teacher at McCaskey High School testified LaFleur came to the United States after the devastating 2010 earthquake in her native Haiti and has the emotional capacity of 10-year-old.

A school custodian found the baby several hours after it was placed in the trash can on April 30.

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