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Mother Convicted Of Killing Newborn To Receive New Trial
DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Oklahoma woman convicted of killing her newborn in a Fort Dodge hotel has been awarded a new trial. The Iowa Court of Appeals issued its ruling in Hillary Tyler’s case Tuesday, reversing her conviction. Tyler had originally been charged with first degree murder but was convicted on a lesser charge of second degree murder in February of 2013. She was sentenced to up to 50 years in prison.