College Student Charged in Death of Newborn

LOUISVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- A Bellarmine University student in Louisville, Kentucky is charged with murder in the death of her newborn daughter.

Police say Kathryn McCoy, 19, hid the pregnancy from family and friends.

Investigators say McCoy gave birth to the baby girl early yesterday morning in a dormitory.

The child died a short time later.

McCoy told police she gave birth, then placed the baby in the toilet, killing it.

The Jefferson County (KY) deputy coroner says the infant girl was full term or nearly so when delivered.


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