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Kan. woman convicted of trying to kill newborn son

Published on -7/3/2012, 7:57 AM

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EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) -- An eastern Kansas woman has been found guilty of trying to kill her newborn son by putting him in a bag and leaving it in the trash.

KVOE-AM reports (http://bit.ly/p3FyTR ) a jury deliberated about six hours Monday before convicting 26-year-old Emporia resident Christina Devine of attempted first-degree murder.

Devine was charged after maintenance workers at an apartment complex found the 7-pound, 10-ounce baby alive in the trash in October 2010. Authorities said Devine's route to the apartment complex took her past several places where she could have left her son, including Emporia's police and fire stations.

Devine will be sentenced Aug. 10 in Lyon County District Court. Defense lawyer Paul Dean says an appeal is likely.

Devine said in closing arguments that Devine had a disease of the nervous system.

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