TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson woman is on trial for the second time on charges she killed her newborn baby after a previous jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict.
Denise Pesqueira faces first degree murder and child abuse charges. Prosecutors allege she wrapped up her newborn son in towels, stuffed him in a trash bag and threw him in a trash bin. His body has never been found.
The Arizona Daily Star reports (http://bit.ly/Uwel5e ) the 23-year-old 's lawyer told jurors in Pima County Superior Court on Thursday that Pesqueira gave birth in her parents' bathroom and discovered he wasn't breathing. Attorney Erin Carrillo says she made a decision she'll always regret to dispose of the dead child.
Pesqueira was arrested in March 2010. The trial is expected to last two weeks.
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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com
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