- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - An arrest warrant has been issued for a West Fargo woman accused of drowning her baby just after giving birth.

Court documents say the 36-year-old woman placed the newborn face down in about an inch of water in a bathtub to cause his death. KFGO reports an autopsy at the University of North Dakota Medical School showed the baby was born alive, but died as a result of drowning.

Authorities say the woman gave birth at a friend’s townhouse in Fargo May 5. The friend found the woman in the bathroom and told her they needed to call 911. Court documents say the woman told her friend she didn’t want to call first responders because she couldn’t afford an ambulance and didn’t want them to see what she had done.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com

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