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Du Quoin woman accused of suffocating baby

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Casey Parnell (Source: MCHSI) Casey Parnell (Source: MCHSI)

A Heartland woman faces several charges in the death of a newborn child.

Jackson County State's Attorney Michael Carr says Casey M. Parnell, 25, of Du Quoin allegedly put the newborn in a trash bag in January 2011, which caused the baby to suffocate.

She faces felony charges including involuntary manslaughter and concealment of a homicidal death.

Parnell's in jail on $750,000 bond.

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