Okla. woman sentenced to 15 years for dumping baby

SAPULPA, OK. (AP) - A Sapulpa woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after she was accused of dumping her newborn son in a trash bin nearly three years ago.

Kristina Blackburn pleaded no contest to felony child abuse. The Sapulpa Herald reports that Blackburn was also sentenced to 25 years of probation and was ordered to have no contact with children.

Prosecutors accused Blackburn of placing the baby in a duffel bag, then dumping him in a trash bin outside of a Disabled American Veterans post. The DAV's director discovered the baby, who survived.

Authorities say the child is now in a "nurtured, loving family setting."

Blackburn testified that she had no recollection of giving birth or dumping the baby but acknowledged that DNA identified her as the child's mother.

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