IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A February trial has been scheduled for an Iowa woman who authorities say tried to flush her newborn down a toilet and then left it for dead in a trash can.
Court records say Ashley Hautzenrader has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and child endangerment. Her trial is set to begin Feb. 14.
University of Iowa police has said Hautzenrader gave birth to the child May 8 in a bathroom at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Police say Hautzenrader tried to flush the baby and then put it in a pillowcase and left it in a trash can. The child was soon found.
Hautzenrader, who lives in Davenport, told authorities she left the baby in the trash because she thought the child had died.