Bond set for teen mom in newborn's murder

July 23, 2008 2:01:45 PM PDT
Bond has been set at $100,000 for the teenage mother charged with the first-degree murder of her newborn.Police say 18-year-old Annette Johnson gave birth to the boy Sunday, and then wrapped him in a towel and plastic bags and a duffle bag.

Police found the boy in the back of Johnson's car. They had been alerted by doctors who examined her and noticed she had just given birth.

An autopsy later revealed the boy was smothered. Johnson's attorneys say the baby may have died from afterbirth.

She's expected back in court on August 2.


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