Local & Regional
Mon March 12, 2012
Sapulpa woman accused of dumping baby sentenced
SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — A Sapulpa woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after she was accused of dumping her newborn son in a trash bin nearly three years ago.
Kristina Blackburn pleaded no contest to felony child abuse. The Sapulpa Herald reports (http://is.gd/eBcsL6 ) that Blackburn was also sentenced to 25 years of probation and was ordered to have no contact with children.
Prosecutors accused Blackburn of placing the baby in a duffel bag, then dumping him in a trash bin outside of a Disabled American Veterans post. The DAV's director discovered the baby, who survived.
Authorities say the child is now in a "nurtured, loving family setting."
Blackburn testified that she had no recollection of giving birth or dumping the baby but acknowledged that DNA identified her as the child's mother.
Information from: Sapulpa Daily Herald , http://www.sapulpadailyherald.com/