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Pesqueira pleads guilty to negligent homicide in death of newborn


Posted: Feb 06, 2013 5:17 PM Updated: Feb 06, 2013 5:17 PM

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Denise Pesqueira

Denise Pesqueira

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Tucson woman accused of killing her newborn baby has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide today.

Denise Pesqueira was acquitted of first-degree murder in December, but convicted of reckless child abuse.

The jury in Pesqueira's December trial couldn't decide on second-degree murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide charges.

Police arrested her in March of 2010.

Investigators say she told a friend that she'd given birth and put the baby in the trash.

Police believe the baby was born in August of 2009, but the infant's body was never found.

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