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Woman sentenced to 9 years in newborn’s death

Breanna Gering cries as she is sentenced in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday in Racine. Gering, 24, who gave birth in the bathroom of a restaurant in Racine, then discarded the newborn in an outdoor trash bin, was sentenced to nine years in prison and five years of extended supervision. Gering had pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless homicide for the infant's death. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Mark Hertzberg)

Breanna Gering cries as she is sentenced in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday in Racine. Gering, 24, who gave birth in the bathroom of a restaurant in Racine, then discarded the newborn in an outdoor trash bin, was sentenced to nine years in prison and five years of extended supervision. Gering had pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless homicide for the infant's death. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Mark Hertzberg)

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — The woman who gave birth in the bathroom of a restaurant in Racine, then discarded the newborn in an outdoor trash bin, has been sentenced to prison.

The Journal Times of Racine reports 24-year-old Breanna Gering of Franklin was sentenced Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court to nine years prison and five years of extended supervision.

She sobbed as she was sentenced.

Gering had pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless homicide for the infant’s death.

It happened Aug. 16 in a Perkins restaurant. Later that day, Gering went to a Racine hospital for treatment of cramps and bleeding. She denied giving birth.

Information from: The Journal Times, http://www.journaltimes.com

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  1. she shoulda got 20yrs for her babys life

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