Alaska Begins Extradition For Mother Accused In Baby's Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Anchorage, Alaska (AP) Extradition proceedings have begun to return Morgan Hite to Colorado to stand trial for the death of her infant son.

The 22-year-old Wasilla, Alaska, woman was arrested earlier this month in Alaska and charged with first-degree murder in the February death of her newborn baby.

Gov. Sarah Palin signed a warrant for her extradition yesterday. The next step is a court hearing in Palmer, where her lawyers will be given about five days to decide if the paperwork is in order.

Police say Hite 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.

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

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