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Dead Newborn's Mother To Be Sentenced

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A former college student-athlete found
guilty of tampering with physical evidence in the death of her baby
in her dorm is scheduled to be sentenced.

In March, Kathryn McCoy was found not guilty of murder, but she
could still serve up to two years on a tampering with evidence. She
is also eligible for shock probation.

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

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

Two medical experts for the defense said the baby was alive at
birth but likely asphyxiated soon after because of a problem during
birth.

The Courier-Journal reports McCoy is scheduled to be sentenced
in Jefferson County Circuit Court Monday morning.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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