Deerpark mom accepts plea deal for killing newborn

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A judge sentenced a Deerpark mom Friday in the death of her newborn baby.

Christine Maher got 10 years for manslaughter in the 2007 death of her newborn.

Maher confessed that once she delivered her sixth child in the bathtub, she didn?t call 911 nor did she bring the baby to the hospital. Last year, the newborn girl was found decomposing inside of a plastic garbage bag inside of a box truck in Deerpark.

Maher admitted that she hid the pregnancy from her boyfriend, who allegedly did not want her to have the baby, and that she never received prenatal care. Her boyfriend did not appear in court for her sentencing.

According to a family spokesperson, Maher?s five children are living with their father in Pennsylvania.

To see an interview with Maher's lawyer, go to Channel 612 on your iO Digital Cable Box and select iO Extra.

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