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2nd trial begins for Tucson woman in baby's death


A Tucson woman is on trial for the second time on charges she killed her newborn baby after a previous jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

Denise Pesqueira faces first degree murder and child abuse charges. Prosecutors allege she wrapped up her newborn son in towels, stuffed him in a trash bag and threw him in a trash bin. His body has never been found.

The Arizona Daily Star reports the 23-year-old `s lawyer told jurors in Pima County Superior Court on Thursday that Pesqueira gave birth in her parents' bathroom and discovered he wasn't breathing. Attorney Erin Carrillo says she made a decision she'll always regret to dispose of the dead child.

Pesqueira was arrested in March 2010. The trial is expected to last two weeks.

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