Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bail set at $1 million for woman in baby's death

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) - A judge has set bail at $1 million for a woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of her newborn son.

Prosecutors say 22-year-old Morgan Hite of Wasilla, Alaska, secretly gave birth while visiting her family in Grand Junction in February. Authorities allege she wrapped the infant in a garbage bag, put him in a plastic tote and left him in a closet at her family's home.

Authorities say Hite's father and stepmother found the baby's body on April 29th.

A judge set Hite's bail Monday at her first appearance in a Colorado court. She had been extradited from Alaska.

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