Woman charged with killing newborn daughter in a prison pleads guilty

Woman charged with killing newborn daughter in a prison pleads guilty

Woman charged with killing newborn daughter in a prison pleads guilty

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Posted on August 7, 2012 at 4:47 PM

(WHAS11) -- The woman charged with giving birth inside a prison bathroom and killing her newborn daughter will spend at least 12 years in prison.

Ashley Cox pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges Tuesday.

Cox gave birth to a baby in March of 2010 at the Roederer Correctional Complex in Lagrange.

Police say she put toilet paper in the baby's mouth and put the body in a trash can. Cox will not be be eligible for parole for 12 years.
 

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