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Woman accused of putting baby in dumpster after birth pleads guilty

A woman accused of giving birth, then putting the baby in a dumpster, changed her plea Tuesday morning.

Tonya Nicole Brown pleaded guilty in Shelby County to second degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence.

Police say Brown, who's from Lexington, threw the baby into a dumpster behind a Shelbyville gas station in 2008.

The recommended sentence is ten years for manslaughter and five years for tampering, to be served consecutively for a total of 15 years.

Brown will be sentenced July 7.


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