In 2005 former USC student, Holly Ashcraft, arrived at a Southern California Hospital showing signs of having just given birth. Police were unable to locate the infant which she claimed was still born. Los Angeles Prosecutors tried unsuccessfully to try her for murder but settled for a lesser child of endangerment in 2008. Ms. Ashcraft was put on probation which included requirements that she attend mandatory counseling and pregnancy testing. Last week a Los Angeles Judge found that she had not complied with all the terms of her probation and incarcerated her pending a hearing until January 3, 2011. Penal Code Sections 273a (a), 273a (b).
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