An Iowa mother accused of trying to flushing down her newborn down toilet and then throwing the baby in trash has agreed to a plea deal. Ashley Hautzenrader, of Davenport, gave birth to her baby in a bathroom at an Iowa hospital in May. She attempted to flush the newborn down toilet because she thought the baby was dead. The 24 years old allegedly stuffed baby in a pillowcase, put it in trash and left the hospital. Hospital staff found the baby alive. Hautzenrader reportedly said to cops she had no clue she was pregnant, but then confessed to abandoning the child in trash. Young mother was charged with attempted murder. The charge was dropped after she pleaded guilty to child endangerment and neglect or abandonment on Friday. Hautzenrader faces to 12 years in prison.

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