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Monday, January 8, 2007

Chief: Milford woman accused of dumping baby gave birth unexpectedly


The Milford woman who allegedly dumped her newborn into the trash this weekend was not aware how far her pregnancy had advanced and gave birth unexpectedly, Milford Police Chief Thomas O'Loughlin said today.

"The labor was fairly rapid as she described it," O'Loughlin said in a telephone interview.

The 27-year-old woman and her long-time boyfriend were interviewed by police on Sunday. O'Loughlin said the woman told investigators that her boyfriend did not know she had given birth in the single-family home where the couple lives with their other child, who is six years old.

"He did not know she delivered," O'Loughlin said, adding that it appears the boyfriend did know his girlfriend was pregnant.

-- John R. Ellement

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