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Ga. teen mother indicted for murder of newborn

SAVANNAH -- A Savannah woman has been indicted on murder charges in connection to the slaying of her newborn son in December.

The Savannah Morning News reports that 18-year-old Anitra Hicks was indicted Wednesday.

Hicks was charged with cruelty to a child, felony murder by causing the death during the commission of another felony -- cruelty to children, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, felony murder by contributing to the delinquency of a minor and concealing the death of another person.

Police say Hicks admitted to giving birth and placing the infant in the trash. A garbage truck driver found the newborn's body in the back of his truck on Dec. 6.

It wasn't known late Wednesday whether Hicks had an attorney, and she could not be reach for comment.