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    By James MacPherson
    Bismarck, North Dakota (AP)

    Dana Deegan hid her pregnancy from her family, including the father of her three children, for nine months. Then she gave birth to a healthy boy, fed him, dressed him, wrapped him in a blanket and left him to die.

    Deegan, 34, of White Shield, admitted during December that she left the child alone for two weeks immediately after he was born, then put his body in a suitcase and left it in a ditch on the Fort Berthold Reservation.

  • #2
    I wonder what she was thinking?


    • #3
      It amazes and angers me when people do this to babies and other children. There are other acceptable ways to give up the child rather than neglecting and abandoning them. This is really sad.

      Folks, if you don't want your child, I'll take 'em. I'm sure my daughter would like the company of another brother or sister.
      Bead All You Can Bead


      • #4
        I agree strongly with you.There is no excuses.


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