DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A Houston County judge denied probation for a 19-year-old Dothan woman who pleaded guilty to dumping her newborn baby in the woods.
At a hearing Monday, Circuit Judge Lawson Little rejected the motion from Shakira Thomas.
Thomas was originally charged with capital murder, but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of murder in March and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Thomas gave birth to a baby girl in the bathroom of her home on July 12th, 2005 and admitted disposing of the infant in a wooded area behind the residence.
Thomas, who had been free on bond, was taken into police custody and awaits transfer to state prison.
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