- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) - Court documents in Sauk County say a mother facing charges of concealing the death of her newborn told police the baby drowned during a home water birth.

A criminal complaint charging Brenda Bomstein says she told investigators she learned about water births while watching cable TV. The 33-year-old Lake Delton woman says she gave birth in a bathtub at her parents’ home in Baraboo in October 2010.

Prosecutors say Bomstein left the newborn in the tub while she went to look for a turkey baster to clear the infant’s airway. And, when she returned to the bathroom, the infant appeared to have died.

The complaint says Bomstein told investigators she panicked and did not call for help. Police say an anonymous caller recently tipped them about the infant death.

The Baraboo News Republic (https://bit.ly/1PGkN2z ) says Bomstein is jailed on $10,000 bond.


Information from: Baraboo News Republic, https://www.wiscnews.com/bnr

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