Lafayette Woman Indicted In Death Of Newborn
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Lafayette woman on a second-degree murder charge in the death of her newborn baby, whose corpse was discovered 14 years later inside a storage unit.
Police arrested 57-year-old Rebecca Landry in June after a renter discovered the corpse inside Landry's storage unit, which was auctioned off after the bill went unpaid. She's since been released on a $125,000 bond while awaiting trial.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1RhMmld) Landry said she was suffering from alcoholism in late 2001 when she gave birth at home and in secret. When the baby died a few days later, she hid the infant in a cardboard box filled with women's clothing and stowed it in a closet, later moving it to the storage unit.
If convicted, Landry faces life in prison.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com
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