Amanda Hein of Pennsylvania faces death penalty - accused of giving birth in a sports bar bathroom
Prosecutors in eastern Pennsylvania plan to seek the death penalty in the trial of a woman accused of giving birth in a sports bar bathroom, wrapping the newborn in a plastic bag and hiding him in a toilet tank.
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Wednesday that 27-year-old Amanda Hein of Allentown deserves to be executed because she killed a child.
A cleaning crew found the baby's body in the toilet on Aug. 19 at Starters Pub in Bethlehem, about 30 miles north of Philadelphia. A coroner concluded the boy was born alive.
Her public defender, Michael Corriere, said he expected that prosecutors would seek the death penalty. He didn't comment further. (Copyright ©2013 WPVI-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)