Tucson woman accused of killing her baby

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Tucson Police Department Dependent Child Unit have arrested 20-year-old Denise Pesqueira for one count each of First Degree Murder and Child Abuse. By Tucson Police Department Tucson Police Department Dependent Child Unit have arrested 20-year-old Denise Pesqueira for one count each of First Degree Murder and Child Abuse. By Tucson Police Department

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Tucson police say they have arrested a 20-year-old woman who's suspected of killing her newborn.

Police say Denise Pesqueira is facing first-degree murder and child abuse charges after she allegedly intentionally caused the baby's death and disposed of the body.

Investigators developed probable cause to arrest Pesqueira after receiving information that was involved in the child's death.

Police say Pesqueira was taken into custody Thursday and booked into Pima County jail, where she's being held on $250,000 bond.

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