GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Mesa County prosecutors want to talk with the parents of an Alaska woman accused of killing her newborn baby before offering her a plea agreement.
Authorities say 22-year-old Morgan Hite, of Wasilla, secretly gave birth to a boy while visiting her family in Grand Junction, Colo., in February. She allegedly wrapped him in a garbage bag, put him in a plastic tote and left him in a closet at their home.
His body was found April 29.
Hite appeared in a Grand Junction courtroom Monday for a brief hearing on a first-degree murder charge, after several previously scheduled hearings were postponed.
The Daily Sentinel reports District Judge Thomas Deister seemed annoyed and said he would set a trial date if a plea deal was not reached at the next hearing Jan. 5.
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