Phoenix woman convicted of murder in baby's deathPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- A jury has convicted a Phoenix woman of second-degree murder in the death of her newborn baby, who was dumped in a trash bin alive.
Twenty-five-year-old Brittany Williams was found guilty by a Maricopa County jury on Tuesday. She faces 35 years in prison at her sentencing, set for Sept. 23.
Williams was arrested in January 2010 after police say she delivered her baby at her family's south Phoenix home, held and cared for it for about one hour, and then put the baby alive in a trash container at a vacant home several houses away.
Her family, who didn't know she was pregnant, questioned Williams about blood in the home, and Williams told them what happened.
Her sisters tried to revive the baby and flagged down a Phoenix police officer, but it didn't survive.
Williams was convicted of negligent child abuse in May, but the jury at the time was hung on the second-degree murder charge.