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Tarentum woman not guilty of concealing the death of her 5-week-old son, judge rules

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Thursday, June 27, 2013, 3:18 p.m.
 

A Tarentum woman is not guilty of concealing the death of her 5-week-old son, a judge ruled Thursday.

Attorney William Difenderfer said Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Anthony M. Mariani agreed with his argument that the charge was intended for people who hide babies in Dumpsters, not his client, Nicole Dull, 32. The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office did not comment on the judge's ruling.

The newborn's father, James Victor, 52, of West Deer pleaded guilty to concealing his son's death and received a year of probation in January.

The baby died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office. After his death, the couple drove the baby to an Avalon hotel where they tried to commit suicide. Police later found the couple inside a Butler County hotel with their son's body tucked in an infant carrier.

 

 
 


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