Emporia Mother Sentenced For Leaving Newborn In Dumpster

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Friday, August, 10, 2012

An Emporia mother will spend about 13 years in prison after she left her newborn son in a dumpster.

A Lyon County judge sentenced Christina Devine to 155 months in prison. The 26-year-old woman was convicted last month of attempted first-degree murder.

Devine was charged after maintenance workers at an apartment complex found the 7-pound, 10-ounce baby alive in the trash in October 2010.

Authorities said Devine's route to the apartment complex took her past several places where she could have left her son, including Emporia's police and fire stations.

The defense had argued that Devine had a disease of the nervous system.

Devine's attorney said she plans to file an appeal.

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