Ohio coroner: Infant in freezer had been strangled

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

An Ohio coroner says a newborn found dead in an apartment freezer had been strangled and dunked in water.

The ruling released Tuesday also says a man and woman charged in the infant's death were the mother and father of the child.

A landlord found the baby boy's body in April while cleaning out a rental property in Toledo. At the time, it wasn't clear how the baby died.

A judge has set an August trial date for the baby's mother. The coroner earlier ruled that the infant was born alive and lived no more than two days.

Twenty-year-old Kenisha Pruitt of Toledo is scheduled to face trial August 6 on charges of aggravated murder, corpse abuse and tampering with evidence. She has pleaded not guilty.

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