MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A woman in southern Minnesota has been indicted on seven felony counts in connection with the 2001 death of her baby, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office.
Amy Ann Romero, 29, was indicted on first, second and third-degree murder charges, two counts of manslaughter, child neglect and endangerment of a child in connection with the incident.
According to court documents, Romero, known as Amy Aune in 2001, allegedly gave birth to a baby girl at her residence in Jessenland Township when she was 18 or 19 years old. She then brought it out to a nearby wooded area and left her there to die. The residence is about three miles northwest of Henderson, which is near Mankato in southern Minnesota.
Romero was arrested in Missouri following the indictment and waived extradition to Minnesota. She appeared at a bail hearing, was granted an attorney and had bail set at $25,000 cash or $250,000 bond. Her next court appearance is scheduled for March 15.
The case remains under investigation by the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office.