Mother faces murder charge in newborn's 2002 death

Joanne King
Joanne King

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police arrested a mother Thursday in the death of her newborn nine years ago.

The Baton Rouge Police Department charged Joanne King, 28,  of Baton Rouge with first-degree murder.

She was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

The baby girl was found in the back of a Baton Rouge garbage truck in December 2002.

The coroner determined the baby was alive at birth, but died of trauma.

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