IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An Iowa City woman accused of trying to kill her newborn son has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
Ashley Hautzenrader gave birth in a University of Iowa Hospital bathroom last may. She then put the newborn in a pillow case and left it in a trash can, where it was found alive by hospital staff.
Hautzenrader was originally charged with attempted murder, but the charge was dropped during a plea hearing on Friday. Instead, she pled guilty to child endangerment and abandonment of a dependent person. She now faces up to 12 years in prison.