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Cassandra Norwood, Accused of Killing Her Own Infant, is Denied Bond in Athens, Ga.

Young woman hid her pregnancy from her family, authorities say.

Cassandra Norwood, Accused of Killing Her Own Infant, is Denied Bond in Athens, Ga.

 

In early November, Cassandra Norwood was arrested and charged with murder after delivering her own baby and then allegedly stabbing the child to death.

The 21-year-old Cedar Shoals High School graduate--now a student at Athens Technical College-- has been jailed since a family member discovered the infant's body in a trash can at the family's eastside home.

Norwood will continue to remain in the Clarke County Jail, according to a story in the Athens Banner Herald.

District Attorney Ken Mauldin said Norwood was likely to leave the state, according to the story. The public defender representing Norwood argued that she should be allowed to stay with a family friend in Watkinsvile and wear an ankle bracelet, but that argument didn't convince Judge Patrick Haggard.

He denied bond.

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