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Brandsville woman charged with throwing stillborn fetus over fence in Howell County

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Brandsville woman was charged Feb. 23 in Howell County District Court with the abandonment of a corpse, a Class D felony.

Kitty Teney, 33, is accused of dumping her stillborn infant on Route Y in Howell County last August.

A probable cause statement from Howell County Deputy Dylan Webb indicates the Howell County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the Illinois State Police on July 28, 2011, stating that Teney told them she delivered a baby boy in Howell County while visiting her aunt and disposed of the body over a fence next to her aunt's home.

Deputies searched the property and reportedly found the human infant bones that were later confirmed to be a near-term fetus.

Teney allegedly admitted in August 2011 to giving birth to the baby, which she said was stillborn, on June 22.

After determining the baby was not breathing or moving, she reportedly threw it over the fence and didn't tell anyone about the birth until she visited family in Illinois.

Teney posted $10,000 bond and has a court date of March 12.

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