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Highlands Ranch mom found guilty of murder in death of newborn

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 19:41:05-04

HIGHLANDS RANCH — A Highlands Ranch woman will spend the rest of her life in prison after a Douglas County jury found her guilty of killing her newborn daughter Tuesday afternoon.

The jury found 25-year-old Camille Wasinger-Konrad guilty on all three counts, first-degree murder after deliberation, tampering with evidence and murder by a person in position of trust.

According to authorities, Wasinger-Konrad was renting a room in the home of a Highlands Ranch family. Early in the morning of January 2, 2018, she gave birth to a girl in her bedroom.

Authorities said she covered the baby’s mouth and nose to stop her from crying and then carried the newborn downstairs to the back deck and threw the baby into the backyard of a neighbor. The neighbor found the baby later that night.

Wasinger-Konrad is facing life in prison. Sentencing is set for November 15.

Since 2000, Colorado has had a Safe Haven Law, meaning a parent can hand over a newborn, up to 72 hours old, to an employee at any fire station or hospital with no questions asked.