Nassau police: woman suffocated newborn

GLEN HEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island woman has been arrested on a murder charge after police say she suffocated her newborn baby and then stuffed the child's body in a plastic bag.

Nassau County police say 20-year-old Sharon Seudat was arrested Friday.

Detective Capt. John Azzata says officers had been called to her home in Glen Head Thursday morning and found Sedaut bleeding profusely.

He says a doctor later realized she had given birth. Police say Seudat, who hid the pregnancy from her parents, initially denied giving birth.

Investigators found the baby's lifeless body in black plastic bag at the home. Azzata says the child was born alive and was suffocated.

Seudat was expected to be arraigned Saturday. It wasn't immediately clear if she had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

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