TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - The woman charged in the death of an infant found in a freezer pleaded not guilty Wednesday.
Kenisha Pruitt, 20, is charged with aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Pruitt could face life in prison without the possibility of parole if found guilty. The three charges are in addition to charges of unspecified murder brought directly after the body was found. A child endangering charge against Pruitt has been dropped.
The judge set her bond at $1 million.
Police believe Pruitt and boyfriend Antonio Cervantes, 18, put the baby in the freezer of an east Toledo home. The body was found when they were moving out of the home.
An autopsy revealed the child was born alive, but lived less than two days. Results of a DNA test to determine if the child belonged to Pruitt and Cervantes are still pending.
Cervantes has been charged with murder but has not yet been indicted.
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