MOUNT CLEMENS (AP) – A Detroit-area woman accused of leaving her newborn baby to die in a garage is scheduled to make an initial appearance in trial court.

Angela Alexie (Photo: Jon Hewett/WWJ)

Angela Alexie (Photo: Jon Hewett/WWJ)

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A judge last month said 24-year-old Angela Alexie created a high probability of death after giving birth in an Eastpointe garage and leaving the boy there in December. She has a hearing on Monday afternoon in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens.

The body was discovered in January at a recycling center nearby in Roseville.

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Alexie is charged with child abuse and murder committed during a felony. It’s the equivalent of first-degree murder and carries a sentence of life in prison without parole.

Defense attorney Steve Kaplan has said the murder charge is excessive.

 

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