Charges brought in newborn death

Jennifer James (Source: Montgomery Police Dept.)
Jennifer James (Source: Montgomery Police Dept.)

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A woman accused of manslaughter in the death of her newborn baby is in police custody this evening.

Jennifer Nanetta James, turned herself in to authorities Thursday evening. Major Huey Thornton said James provided enough information to investigators that they upped charges against from manslaughter to Capital Murder.

Investigators say James went to her doctor's office on October 19 in a condition where she was about to have a baby. She refused to have the baby at that time, signed a waiver and left the office.

She then returned to the same doctor a week later complaining of a cold, but she was no longer pregnant. The doctor called police, who brought her in for questioning.

James claimed she miscarried the baby.

Investigators search landfills for several days, but a baby's remains were never found.

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