Woman who killed her new born son at convent gets 4 years

A Samoan woman who acknowledged she killed her new born son at a Washington convent where she was studying to become a nun was sentenced to four years in prison.

Sosefina Amoa, 26, has said she didn’t know she was pregnant before she gave birth to a baby boy in her room at the Little Sisters of the Poor convent in early October.

Amoa had arrived in the United States from Samoa less than a week before delivering the child.

She acknowledged as part of a plea deal in February that after giving birth to her son she put a piece of wool clothing over his nose and mouth and applied pressure, smothering him.
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