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OAKDALE, Minn. -- A former jailhouse friend took the stand in the retrial of a Washington County woman accused of killing her newborn. Emily Frye told the court that she shared the cell next to Nicole Beecroft, and that Beecroft told her that she had disposed of her newborn in the trash soon after giving birth in April of 2007. The medical examiner say the tiny body was stabbed 135 times, but Beecroft's lawyers maintain that the baby was stillborn.


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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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