An Iowa woman is charged in Florida with killing her newborn daughter by tossing her down a hotel trash chute from the seventh floor.
Authorities in Broward County say the woman gave birth in the bathroom and used a kitchen knife to cut the umbilical cord. Investigators say she then put the baby in a plastic bag with some bath towels and threw it down the trash chute.
Broward County authorities say Ashley Truitt is being held on one count of murder.
The 18-year-old woman told police she hid her pregnancy from her parents and boyfriend.