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Tatum's trial date set for 2010


The trial date has been set for a former UA student who allegedly gave birth in her dorm room and left the infant in a plastic bag, an official said.

Sarah Tatum , 19, will stand trial May 25, 2010, said David Ricker, Community Relations Coordinator for the Arizona Superior Court in Pima County.

Tatum was charged with attempted first-degree murder and child abuse. 

University of Arizona Police Department reports said Tatum gave birth Feb. 23 in a bathroom at the Arizona-Sonora residence hall. Police found a newborn baby boy tied in a plastic bag at the foot of Tatum's bed.

Tatum appeared at a hearing before Superior Court Judge Richard Fields last week. Tatum is not currently being held but will report to pre-trial services until her trial date, Ricker said.

The baby was released from University Medical Center in mid-March and is currently in foster care.

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