One charge dropped against Amherstburg woman after baby found in dumpster
CTV Windsor Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017 3:31PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:22PM EST
Samantha Richards, from Amherstburg, is shown in this photo from Facebook.
The Crown has dropped one of the two charges against the mother of a dead baby found in a London dumpster in June of 2016.
The charge of neglect to obtain assistance during child birth was withdrawn against Samantha Richards, of Amherstburg, on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old is still facing a charge of disposing a child's body after delivery.
A preliminary hearing into that case will commence Feb. 1.
The child's body was found in grocery bag in a dumpster near Richmond Row.
Richards is out on bail, but did not attend Wednesday's court proceedings.