Woman Convicted In Newborn’s Death Remains Free

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A La Crosse woman convicted in the death of her newborn daughter remains free despite violating probation six times since 2009.

Twenty-three-year-old Indra Book served six months in jail and four months in a women’s facility after pleading guilty to second-degree reckless homicide.

She was convicted of failing to care for the infant after giving birth alone in a bathroom in 2007. Book put the dead infant in a cooler that was collected with the trash.

An administrative law judge has ruled Book’s latest probation violation of being in a bar and drinking alcohol wasn’t serious enough to send her to prison. The judge instead offered electronic monitoring.

The La Crosse Tribune says last year Book violated probation by using cocaine and synthetic marijuana, attacking a boyfriend and drinking alcohol.

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  • mel

    This would be a different story if it were an older child. Abortion rights have blurred the line between the rights of the mother and the rights of the baby, preborn or just born. I see this time and time again, like they give compassion to the mother for having to go through the awful experience of giving birth to her child. I am disgusted and horrified. Where is the justice for this baby?

    • chuck

      no kidding! this woman ended an entire lifetime of someone else, how did she only get 6 months in jail for ending potentially 100 or so years of life???

  • Crazy

    white beetch no doubt. Lohan in Lacrosse. Be a black gal and be inside looking out. Just the facts

    • Jay

      Hate to disappoint you, but she is Black! Other reports tell a heck of a story about our courts failings. She got a mere slap on the wrist! She has been given EVERY opportunity to change, but she has violated every stipulation made by the court, and still gets by with it!

    • jackactionhero

      Nope. I’m white. She’s not. Google her.

  • dfgdftg

    Wow she murdered the kid and didn’t even spend a year in jail?

  • andy

    only in WI

    • Jay

      NO-not only in WI, Minnesota has your share of sick-os Too! DONT you read the news??

  • AO

    Wow, a sad story like this and a main concern for many of you is her race? Shame on you.

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