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