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Nicole C. DeJaynes, indicted on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter after last year’s death of her newborn daughter in the village of Liverpool, rejected a plea deal last week which would have guaranteed her a sentence of 15 years in prison.

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DeJaynes rejects deal

Nicole C. DeJaynes appeared in Onondaga County Court on Wednesday, Jan. 11. She stood before Judge Anthony Aloi who presented the defendant with a plea deal that would have allowed her to forgo a jury trial on charges of second-degree murder. DeJaynes, 30, was indicted on Nov. 17 in connection with the death of her newborn daughter who was found in a Liverpool trash bin last January. An Onondaga County Grand Jury also charged DeJaynes with two counts of first-degree manslaughter.


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