INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The mother of a missing newborn is expected to plead guilty to child neglect aspart of a plea deal with the Marion County Prosecutor.
Nineteen-year-old Tasha Miller's mixed up story about thewhereabouts of her baby first popped up when she went to thehospital to be treated for post-birth complications.
As part of an expected plea agreement, she has come forward withwhat the prosecutor believes is the true story.
Miller went on to say she didn't receive any prenatal careand wore baggy clothes to hide the pregnancy.
Her labor started early Saturday May 8. She gave birth to afully developed female, but she says the baby's breathing wasshallow and her heartbeat was faint.
The baby went face down onto the mattress and Miller claimed shewas so faint from pushing, it was 20 minutes before she could pullthe baby to her.
Miller says she swept the baby's mouth with her finger in aneffort to remove any debris. She said that wasn't working, so shemassaged the baby's throat. According to the court documents, acrying Miller, "stated she may have done this too aggressively,which may have worsened the baby's condition."
She stated after a few moments, "she (the baby) was justgone."
Miller says she cut the umbilical cord with a pair of scissors.She wrapped the baby's deceased body in a blanket and put her in ashoe box in a closet for four days.
Tuesday, May 11, she walked down three flights of stairs, threwthe shoe box containing the baby in the Dumpster of her apartmentcomplex parking lot.
Police searched a landfill but did not find the baby's remains.
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