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8:58 am
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.

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Information from: Sapulpa Daily Herald , http://www.sapulpadailyherald.com/

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