- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area woman accused of leaving her newborn baby to die in a garage has been ordered to trial on a murder charge.

At a court hearing Friday, Eastpointe Judge Carl Gerds III says Angela Alexie created a “high probability of death” after giving birth in a garage and leaving the boy there in December.

The body was discovered in January at a recycling center nearby in Roseville. The judge says there’s enough evidence to send the case to trial in Macomb County.

Alexie is charged with child abuse and murder committed during a felony. It’s the equivalent of first-degree murder and carries a sentence of life in prison without parole.

Defense attorney Steve Kaplan says the murder charge is excessive. Prosecutor Bill Cataldo says “stupidity is not a defense.”

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