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Trial delayed for Emporia woman accused of abandoning baby in trash can

March 2, 2011

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— The trial for an Emporia woman accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a trash can will be delayed because she has new health issues.

Attorney Paul Dean, attorney for Christina Devine, says she has been diagnosed with a genetic disorder that causes tumors in the nervous system. The disease is called neurofibromatosis.

Devine was charged with attempted first-degree murder after her 7-pound, 10-ounce baby was found alive in a trash bin at an Emporia apartment complex last October.

Devine was scheduled for trial on March 21. KVOE reports that the trial has been delayed until May 9 so medical staffers can determine how Devine responds to the disease.

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