Police: Teen abandoned baby in trash bin

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teen accused trash baby(KPLR) – A St. Louis teen faces a felony charge after police say she abandoned her baby in a trash bin.

Lucretia Jordan-Smith is charged with abandoning a corpse. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the 18-year-old was a college student home for the holiday when she gave birth early Thanksgiving morning. Court documents say the baby girl died during delivery.

The baby was discovered Thanksgiving Day near Fairgrounds Park by paramedics. The teen faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

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