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Trial Date Set For Harnett Mother Charged With Newborn's Death

Posted July 17, 2003 3:53 a.m. EDT

— Aug. 18 is the trial date for a young mother charged with murdering her newborn.

Sophia Whitley gave birth last summer at her parents' home in Harnett County. She was 19 at the time.

Erwin police say she wrapped the baby in a garbage bag and stuffed him in the trunk of her car.