Suspect in baby’s death working on plea bargain

Plea negotiations are in the works for 22-year-old Alaska woman Morgan Hite, who is accused of killing her newborn baby in Grand Junction, her attorney said Monday. Colorado Public Defender John Burkey said in court that he needed more time to give prosecutors additional information in the case against his client.

Hite has been accused of hiding her newborn baby in a closet of her parents’ north Grand Junction home in February.

She is also accused in an unrelated case on check fraud.

Hite is in custody on a $1 million bond on first-degree murder charges.

According to an arrest affidavit, Hite gave birth in a bathtub of a neighbor’s home in February. Hite’s parents, Stacy and Christopher Hite, did not discover the infant’s decaying body until April 29, when they reported their discovery to authorities.

Hite’s next hearing is scheduled for Dec. 8.


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