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Woman Accused Of Smothering Baby To Serve 9-22 Months In Jail

After being accused of trying to smother her infant son on 15 occasions including once at Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital, Rachel Nelson pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault.

09/05/2013

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Woman Accused Of Smothering Baby On Trial

The woman accused of smothering her 4-month-old baby repeatedly was ordered to stand trial on charges Wednesday.

01/09/2013

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Hearing Postponed For W. Va. Woman Accused Of Suffocating Baby

For the second time in as many weeks, Shawn Nelson drove the 270 miles from Boone County, W. Va. to Pittsburgh with his now 5-month-old son Eli in his arms, hoping to hear a legal decision involving his wife Rachel, only to go back home with no such result.

11/28/2012

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Father Of Baby Suffocated By Mother Speaks Out

Shawn Nelson says there’s only one thing he wants for Thanksgiving, “and I’ve got it right here.” He traveled to Pittsburgh from Boone County, W. Va., holding his baby – who was the subject of a criminal prosecution of his wife Rachel Nelson.

11/21/2012

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New Details Emerge In W. Va. Child Smothering Case

We’re learning more about the West Virginia woman accused of attempting to smother her infant son more than a dozen times. Now, her neighbors are speaking out about the woman at the center of the investigation.

10/26/2012

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Police: W. Va. Woman Tried To Smother Child More Than 12 Times

Police released disturbing new details in the investigation of a woman accused of attempting to suffocate her infant.

10/25/2012