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Anitra Hicks withdrew her guilty plea in a Chatham County Courtroom Monday Anitra Hicks withdrew her guilty plea in a Chatham County Courtroom Monday
Anitra Hicks is accused of dumping her newborn baby in the trash in 2011 Anitra Hicks is accused of dumping her newborn baby in the trash in 2011
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A young woman accused of dumping her newborn baby into the garbage back in 2011 is scheduled to appear in court on Friday afternoon.

Anitra Hicks originally planned to plead guilty earlier this year to voluntary manslaughter and concealing a death. Instead, she changed her mind and decided to stand trial.

Now Hicks is scheduled on the plea and arraignment docket once again.

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She was expected to be sentenced Monday, instead the woman accused of dumping her newborn baby into the garbage changed her mind and her plea in a Chatham County Courtroom.

Anitra Hicks originally planned to plead guilty to charges of Voluntary Manslaughter and concealing a death.

But when Hicks was told several details about that plea, including the fact she wouldn't receive First Offender status, and the charge would stay on her record forever. After hearing that, she decided she would rather stand trial.

Hicks has claimed she didn't realize she was pregnant until she gave birth in the bathroom of her home on December 3, 2011.  The prosecution says after giving birth to the child on the toilet sometime between 11pm and 6 or 7am the next morning, she wrapped it in garbage bags and hid it in the backyard until Tuesday morning when she put it in her family's trash can for the garbage truck to pick up.

One of the sanitation workers discovered the child in the back of the truck when the compactor got stuck.

A jury will now get to decide on her original charges, including two counts of felony murder, murder, concealing a death, cruelty to children, and deprivation of a minor.

So far no trial date has been set.

But if she is convicted by a jury, Anitra Hicks could face life in prison plus forty years.

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