Defense To Conduct Autopsy Of Baby Left In Toilet At Starters Pub

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Northampton C...

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Defense attorneys for a woman accused of killing her newborn baby after secretly giving birth in a bathroom of a Lower Saucon Township pub will conduct an outside autopsy of the body.

Amanda C. Hein, 27, of Allentown was charged last month with homicide after authorities said she delivered a healthy and viable boy in a bathroom stall of Starters Pub, placed him in a plastic bag and left him in the tank of the toilet.

In a letter to prosecutors this week, Northampton County Chief Public Defender Michael Corriere said he has retained a forensic pathologist, Dr. Supriya Kuruvilla, to conduct an autopsy for the defense.

The request wasn’t unexpected, since the viability of the baby — initially called a “fetus” by Lower Saucon police, the same term Corriere used — could be a key argument in Hein’s case.

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University Of Pittsburgh Assessing Viability Of Titusville Campus

The University of Pittsburgh said today that effective immediately,the school’s branch campus at Titusville, PA will be placed under the direction of Pitt’s Bradford, PA campus in a realignment of administrative functions on both campuses necessitated by deep state funding cuts.

In a statement, Pitt Provost Patricia Beeson said the realignment “is a first step to reduce costs of operation and assess the viability of the Titusville campus in a time of dramatically reduced state support.”

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/education/pitt-assessing-viability-of-titusville-campus-634801/