February trial set for Elkhart woman in newborn son’s death

Booking photo shows Mikayla Munn. (Photo Provided/Indiana State Police)
Booking photo shows Mikayla Munn. (Photo Provided/Indiana State Police)

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The trial for a northern Indiana woman accused in her newborn son’s death has been postponed until February.

The Elkhart Truth reports 21-year-old Mikayla Munn’s trial now is scheduled for Feb. 6 in Wabash Circuit Court. She’s charged with felony counts of murder and child neglect. The former Manchester University student gave birth in the bathtub of her dorm room March 8. First responders found her holding the baby’s body after calling 911.

The baby’s death was ruled a homicide.

Court documents show the Elkhart woman searched online for home abortion methods about three weeks before she gave birth.

Munn faces up to 65 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for the murder charge and 40 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for the neglect charge.

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