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Published August 09, 2013, 08:13 PM

Bowman woman charged in drowning newborn

BOWMAN, N.D. — Police in the southwest North Dakota town of Bowman say a woman has been charged with murder in the killing of her newborn baby.

BOWMAN, N.D. — Police in the southwest North Dakota town of Bowman say a woman has been charged with murder in the killing of her newborn baby.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that Bowman Police Chief Charles Headley was called to a Bowman home and 42-year-old Stephanie Jean Lindstrom reported feeling very sick.

Headley in an affidavit says the woman was taken to the hospital and police found the baby drowned in the toilet.

The affidavit says that the State Forensic Examiner's Office determined the baby had been born alive on July 23 and the cause of death was drowning.

Southwest District Judge Zane Anderson has set Lindstrom's bond at $100,000 and scheduled a preliminary hearing for Sept. 12.

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