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Student Accused Of Murdering Newborn Told Police She 'Freaked'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A former Louisville college student accused of murdering her newborn daughter and concealing the body faces a September trial.

Nineteen-year-old Kathryn "Katie" McCoy is scheduled for trial on Sept. 23 in Jefferson Circuit Court. She was in court Wednesday morning with her parents, but did not speak during a brief hearing.

The former Bellarmine University golf player has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence.

Prosecutors say McCoy gave birth to a baby girl in the bathroom of her dorm room on Oct. 26, then let the infant fall into the toilet.

Police arrested the Plainfield, Ind., native after the baby was found in a gym bag.

Brian Butler, one of McCoy's attorneys, says an initial review of the evidence doesn't back a murder charge.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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