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Woman charged with death of newborn baby


A woman is now facing charges in the death of her newborn daughter.

Tonisha Crowell has been charged with first-degree, non-premeditated murder and aggravated child abuse.

Investigators say that Crowell left the 7-pound newborn in a white garbage bag outside her home after giving birth.

The investigation started after Crowell had an ultrasound at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Wednesday and doctors determined she had given birth.
   
Crowell denied the birth, but emergency workers later found and tried to revive the infant.

Tonisha Crowell was arrested Friday night and booked into Okaloosa County jail without bond.