Mother Arrested For Abuse Of Corpse In Death Of Newborn

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A woman from Old Lycoming Township is facing abuse of a corpse charges, in connection with the death of her newborn baby.

Police say that Chesney Wheeler gave birth to the infant last month at her home in Old Lycoming Township. Wheeler claims that the child was born dead.

Officers say that Wheeler then drove the baby around to several locations before she took the baby to a hospital in Wilkes-Barre.

Wheeler told officials that she didn’t go to authorities because she feared her drug use would be discovered.

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