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Thomas in Court

A Dothan woman was indicted for capital murder in the death of her own baby.

Nineteen-year-old Shakira Thomas gave birth to a baby girl on July 12.

The infant's body was found just over a week later in a garbage bag behind the home that Shakira shared with her parents.

Defense attorneys claim the young mother was only 6 months pregnant when she had a miscarriage.

But, police say Shakira told them the baby was full-term and while she originally claimed the child was still-born, she later changed her story in a taped statement to investigators.

Thomas is being held without bond in the Houston County Jail.


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