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Woman puts her newborn baby in bag

A woman in the US state of Michigan who allegedly gave birth at work and hid the baby in a plastic bag in a desk drawer has been charged with murder and child abuse charges, reported the Detroit News.

Prosecutors said that Kimberly Pappas, 26, gave birth to a son - a a "live full-term child" - in the office bathroom on March 31.

She then allegedly sealed the baby inside a plastic grocery bag and placed it in a tote bag in her desk drawer.

She bagged the baby and placenta separately, Redford fire department Lieutenant Frank Arbour said during testimony Monday.

Pappas initially denied giving birth when questioned at her desk, Lt Arbour said.

She was then taken to a waiting ambulance.

An autopsy determined that the infant lived for 20 to 30 minutes and died of suffocation.

His death was ruled a homicide.

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