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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, July 30, 2007

Woman Charged With Killing a Viable Fetus

From An Ocean City woman accused of killing a newly-delivered infant found in her home told a judge today she wasn't a flight risk because she eventually wanted to tell her side of things.

"I need to clear my name in this case," Christy Freeman, 37, told Worcester County District Court Judge Daniel R. Mumford during a bond hearing.

Authorities began digging up property today around her Ocean City home in a homicide investigation that so far has turned up a tiny infant body and infant remains in two separate garbage bags.

Freeman has been charged under a law that makes it illegal to kill a "viable fetus."

Ocean City police discovered the latest evidence in two locations late last week. Infant remains were found wrapped in plastic bags and hidden in a trunk in a bedroom, and also inside a garbage bag in a small motor home on the property.

Freeman, who operates a local taxi service, lives at the home with her boyfriend and her four other children, police said. She is scheduled to have a bond hearing today. Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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