SPRING VALLEY, New York — A woman charged with strangling a newborn and leaving him in a recycling bin in suburban New York has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Maria Oliva Guaman-Guaman entered the plea after psychiatrists determined she acted under extreme emotional distress, suffered from brain damage and a low IQ.
The Journal News (http://lohud.us/1wnTTVm ) says the 24-year-old defendant faces 15 years in prison and mandatory deportation to her native Ecuador after her release.
Sentencing was set for Sept. 4.
Her attorney argued Guaman-Guaman killed the infant due to an emotional outburst and therefore did not realize the wrongfulness of her actions.
Her original second-degree murder charge was dropped as a result of the finding.
The body of the baby, dubbed "Baby Angel, was discovered in Spring Valley on Nov. 12, 2013.
Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com