An Opelika teenager accused of leaving her newborn in a drainage ditch, will be tried as an adult. 18 year old Efernia McClendon pled not guild in court. Shortly afterwards, a Lee County Judge ruled she should not be allowed youthful offender status.
The child's body was found back in February outside the Treetop Apartments in Opelika.
McClendon is being held on $50,000 bond.