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Denise Pesqueira

Probation for mom in newborn son’s death

Denise Pesqueira, who killed her newborn son in 2009 was sentenced Monday to four years probation and 200 days work-release in Pima County jail.

June 10, 2013 4:35 pm

Tucson woman pleads guilty in death of newborn son

A Tucson woman who has been to trial twice on a first-degree murder charge has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of her infant son in August 2009.

February 06, 2013 4:18 pm

Mom feared parents would kick her out if they discovered pregnancy

As you might suspect, Denise Pesqueira spent a great deal of time on the stand during her first-degree murder trial last week.

December 18, 2012 8:00 am

Mother faces 2nd trial in secret baby's death

For the second time in six months, Deputy Pima County Attorney Anita Simons stood before jurors Thursday and told them Denise Pesqueira wrapped up her newborn son in towels, stuffed him in a trash bag and threw him in a Dumpster.

November 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Sanctions vs. prosecution lifted in murder case case

Pima County Superior Court Judge Clark Munger was so convinced that a Tucson Police detective hid evidence in a 2010 murder case that he imposed sanctions on two separate occasions before retiring.

August 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Public defenders asking for $13K in sanctions

If public defenders Michael Mussman and Sheena Chawla get their way, the Pima County Attorney's Office and the Tucson Police Department will soon have to cough up $13,375.

August 09, 2012 10:41 am

Defense attorneys accuse prosecutor of misconduct in dead baby case

Last month, a Pima County jury couldn't decide if Denise Pesqueira killed her newborn son or not and a mistrial was declared at the end of her two-week trial.

July 11, 2012 4:43 pm

Mistrial for Tucson woman accused of killing newborn

A mistrial was declared this morning in the case of a Tucson woman accused of murdering her newborn son and tossing him in the trash.

June 19, 2012 11:34 am

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