Woman to serve 5 months for dumping stillborn baby
A young woman who gave birth to a stillborn child and disposed of its body in a dumpster is headed to jail in Virginia.
Media outlets report 25-year-old Katherine Dellis of Rocky Mount was sentenced Tuesday to five months in jail, with a little over 4 ½ years in suspended time. She pleaded guilty in December to one count of concealing a dead body.
Police said Dellis denied giving birth when she was hospitalized with severe bleeding in February 2016. An infant was found dead in a trash container shortly thereafter, and a medical examiner determined it had been stillborn.
Judge James Reynolds said there is no evidence Dellis caused the baby's death, and called it "a tragedy on any number of levels."
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