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Apr 17, 2002

Woman charged in newborn’s death

A Toledo woman detained by police after giving birth to a baby in a toilet pit has been charged. Twenty-four year old Juliana Choc of Santa Elena Village was formally arraigned for the crime of concealment of birth. Charges of murder or manslaughter were not laid since it could not be ascertained whether the baby was in fact born alive. The dead body of the newborn was found lying face down in a Punta Gorda latrine on Monday.

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