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Stephanie Lindstrom, right, and her attorney, Erika Chisholm, listen to Southwest District Judge William Herauf during a pretrial conference Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the Stark County Courthouse in Dickinson, N.D. Lindstrom is accused of murdering her newborn baby last July. (Katherine Grandstrand/Dickinson Press)

Woman changes plea to negligent homicide in infant's death

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DICKINSON, N.D. - A Bowman woman originally charged with murdering her newborn baby won’t go to trial after pleading guilty Tuesday to a lesser charge.

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Stephanie Lindstrom was originally charged with murder in August after she allegedly gave birth to a baby in a home bathroom and then drowned it in July. Lindstrom pleaded not guilty at a preliminary hearing in September, where police testimony previewed what the state’s case would show at trial.

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