Denise Pesqueira convicted of reckless child abuse - Tucson News Now

Pesqueira convicted of reckless child abuse in death of newborn

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Tucson woman accused of killing her newborn baby was acquitted of first-degree murder, but convicted of reckless child abuse.

The jury couldn't decide on second-degree murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide charges against Denise Pesqueira.

Police arrested Pesqueira in March of 2010.

Investigators say she told a friend that she'd given birth and put the baby in the trash.

Police believe the baby was born in August of 2009, but the infant's body was never found.

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