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Woman accused in newborn's death will go to trial

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Anitra Hicks will head to trial. Anitra Hicks will head to trial.

A Savannah woman who pleaded guilty a week ago in connection with her newborn baby's death, pulled her plea and will go to trial. 

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept. investigators say Anitra Hicks killed her son after giving birth to him in her parents' home and then put him in the garbage.

Hicks had pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and concealing a death, which could bring  up to 30 years in prison. 

This case might never have come to court, it weren't for Curbie Sanitation Worker Daniel Dahlquist.

Dahlquist said his garbage trunk was malfunctioning the morning of Dec. 6, 2011, when he picked up the trash from the Hicks' home. 

The baby was wrapped in two bags, which broken open, Dahlquist said. When he went around back to check the truck, the baby slipped out.

The Hicks family is also waiting to find out what will happen to Anitra's second son. He's in a foster home, born after his mother was sent back to jail, seven months pregnant, for violating the conditions of her bond. 

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