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Local mother accused of killing newborn enters plea

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A mother accused of killed her one-day-old baby at Muskingum University in April has pled not guilty by reason of insanity.

Emile Weaver, 20, of Clairington, OH, entered the plea on Wednesday after being charged with aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse, and two counts of tampering with evidence.

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According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Michael Haddox the baby was born alive, before being put into a trash bag where the child died of asphyxiation.

If convicted, Weaver could spend life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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