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Jury Acquits Mother In Death Of Newborn

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A jury has acquitted a one-time college student-athlete in the death of her newborn.

The Courier-Journal reported that a Jefferson County jury acquitted 20-year-old Kathryn "Katie" McCoy of Plainfield, Ind., on a murder charge but convicted her of tampering with physical evidence.

McCoy, a member of the school's golf team, was charged with murder after giving birth Oct. 24, 2007, in the bathroom of her dorm room at Bellarmine University in Louisville.

Prosecutors contend that McCoy let her baby die, then tried to hide the body.

Two medical experts for the defense contend that the baby, later named Adelaide, was alive at birth but likely asphyxiated soon after because of a problem during birth.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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