Laguna Vista Mother Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

POSTED: Friday, February 20, 2009 - 9:11am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:32am

A Laguna Vista woman will spend ten years in prison for the death of her own newborn baby.

Jacqueline Reich plead guilty to injury to a child in January and deputies charged her with murder and injury to a child for the 2005 death. Attorneys in the case disputed if the baby was born alive or not and pathologists had conflicting descisions on the baby's status.

Reich's father found the infant stuffed in a bag inside a suitcase and brought it to Port Isabel Police in September of 2005. Reich had been out on bond, but a judge sent her to prison for 10 years for the crime.

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