MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – A young Detroit-area woman whose newborn baby was left to die in a cold garage faces sentencing.
A jury last month convicted 25-year-old Angela Alexie of murder. She faces life in prison with no parole when sentenced Tuesday in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens.
Investigators say Alexie gave birth in a garage in Eastpointe, Michigan, shortly before Christmas in 2014. The boy died in the garage, and his body was discovered at a recycling center.
Prosecutors say Alexie chose a cowardly way of getting rid of the child. Her lawyer has said that involuntary manslaughter was more appropriate, but the jury disagreed.