Police affidavit reveals chilling details about baby boy's death

Posted: Friday, May 09, 2008

PALMER - A police affidavit revealed chilling details about the death of a newborn baby in Colorado.

The affidavit said Morgan Hite, 22, of Wasilla secretly delivered a baby boy in a neighbor's bathtub, then wrapped him in a garbage bag, put him in a plastic tote and put the baby in a bedroom closet at her family's home in Grand Junction, Colo.

The body remained hidden for two months before Hite's father and stepmother discovered it wrapped in a green towel.

Hite has been charged in Colorado with first-degree murder and child abuse. She was arrested this week in Alaska.

Hite made an initial appearance Wednesday in a Palmer court. She refused to be extradited to Colorado immediately, saying she wished to speak with an attorney before deciding whether to fight being sent to a state in which she could face the death penalty, Palmer District Attorney Roman Kalytiak said.

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