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Plea hearing postponed for woman charged with baby's death


A hearing for a Savannah woman charged in connection with the death of her newborn son has been postponed until next Friday.

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 was expected to be in court Friday to enter a plea in the case, three months after changing her mind and withdrawing an original plea agreement to charges of voluntary manslaughter and concealing a death.

Curbie Sanitation Worker Daniel 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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