Edmonton woman handed conditional sentence for death of her newborn baby

A young Edmonton woman has been given an 18-month conditional sentence for the death of her baby girl.

EDMONTON — A young Edmonton woman has been given an 18-month conditional sentence for the death of her baby girl.

Naomi Russell-Simpson pleaded guilty in March to failing to obtain childbirth assistance and disposing of a child’s body.

The infant’s body was found on March 19, 2008 when a man sharing a home entered the basement suite to do some laundry.

The tenant said his dog began barking and eventually led him to the body.

Police said the newborn was wrapped in towels and placed in a plastic bag.

Russell-Simpson, who was 20 at the time she gave birth, has been ordered to follow several conditions, including being under a curfew and getting psychiatric treatment.

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