CHARDON, Ohio (AP) – A judge has declined to move the trial of a woman who authorities say put her newborn baby boy in a garbage bag and left him in a wooded area in 1993.
Forty-nine-year-old Gail Eastwood-Ritchey has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and murder charges.
Eastwood-Ritchey’s attorney had asked a judge to move the trial because of extensive publicity. The News-Herald reported Tuesday that Geauga County Judge David Ondrey ruled against moving the January trial before an attempt to seat a jury is made.
Authorities say familial DNA ancestry from an online database was used to track down Eastwood-Ritchey.
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