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A Tucson woman who has been to trial twice on a first-degree murder charge has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of her infant son in August 2009.
As you might suspect, Denise Pesqueira spent a great deal of time on the stand during her first-degree murder trial last week.
For the second time in six months, Deputy Pima County Attorney Anita Simons stood before jurors Thursday and told them Denise Pesqueira wrapped up her newborn son in towels, stuffed him in a trash bag and threw him in a Dumpster.
Pima County Superior Court Judge Clark Munger was so convinced that a Tucson Police detective hid evidence in a 2010 murder case that he imposed sanctions on two separate occasions before retiring.
If public defenders Michael Mussman and Sheena Chawla get their way, the Pima County Attorney's Office and the Tucson Police Department will soon have to cough up $13,375.
Last month, a Pima County jury couldn't decide if Denise Pesqueira killed her newborn son or not and a mistrial was declared at the end of her two-week trial.
A mistrial was declared this morning in the case of a Tucson woman accused of murdering her newborn son and tossing him in the trash.
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