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Va woman faces murder charge in newborn's death

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Richmond woman accused of leaving her newborn daughter in a dumpster has been charged with first-degree murder.

Media outlets report that a grand jury indicted 27-year-old ShaVaughn Robinson on Wednesday.

Richmond Circuit Court Judge Gregory L. Rupe ordered that Robinson will remain in jail without bond.

A janitor found the infant's body in a plastic trash bag in a dumpster on May 28.

Richmond prosecutor Janae Craddock says the infant died from asphyxiation.

Robinson's lawyers say they knew more charges were expected. But they didn't know about the indictment until Wednesday morning.

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