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MOTHER CHARGED IN DEATH OF HER NEWBORN SON

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A Pleasant View woman has been arraigned on charges stemming from the death of her newborn son, whose body was found in a car trunk last month.

Coni Richan, 24, was arraigned in 2nd Circuit Court Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of negligent homicide and a third-degree felony charge of concealing a dead body.Prosecutors allege that Richan's son was born at home and that Richan failed to take adequate measures to ensure his survival.

The child's body was found Sept. 19 when someone phoned a tip to police. Medical tests indicated that the baby was full-term and alive at birth.

Richan's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 7.