Mount Carmel woman charged in death of newborn

Mount Carmel woman charged in death of newborn

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Kathryn Condrey (Source: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office) Kathryn Condrey (Source: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office)

MOUNT CARMEL (AP) - A grand jury in East Tennessee has charged a woman with a misdemeanor count of corpse abuse after her newborn was found in a garbage can.

Prosecutor Berkeley Bell told the Kingsport Times-News the investigation of 36-year-old Kathryn Condrey of Mount Carmel had focused on homicide prior to the indictment being returned Monday.

The grand jury opted not to indict on a homicide charge. An autopsy did not determine whether the infant had been born alive and did not establish a cause of death.

Condrey's estranged husband found the body in April.

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