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Kaitlin Norton indicted for leaving newborn under tree in Ellisville

3:07 PM, Jun 19, 2012   |    comments
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Kaitlin Norton

Clayton, MO (KSDK) -   A north St. Louis County woman has been named in an indictment handed up by the Grand Jury, accusing her of first-degree child abandonment and child endangerment.

Kaitlin Norton, 20, will now proceed to trial for allegedly placing the infant into a blanket and dropping it off under a tree shortly after giving birth to the child last February.

Ellisville Police responded to a home on Westridge Parc Lane after a woman living at the home found what she initially thought was a litter of newborn puppies.  One of the officers investigated and found the baby under the blanket.

The baby boy was transported to the hospital and appeared to be uninjured, despite being displaced.

Norton was arrested several days later after she too was treated at a hospital, and then turned herself into police following her release.

Norton will be arraigned on the charges next week in St. Louis County Court.

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