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Trial scheduled for midwife blamed for death of baby

Trial scheduled for midwife blamed for death of baby

Omaha, Neb. — A trial has been scheduled for a midwife who tried unsuccessfully to deliver a child at an Omaha home.

Douglas County District Court records say the trial of 36-year-old Angela Hock was set last week to begin July 20. She’s pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of negligent child abuse resulting in death.

Prosecutors say Hock tried to deliver a breech baby on June 15 after the mother was in labor for 24 hours. She couldn’t turn the baby around, and paramedics were called.

The baby was born in an ambulance, but she was limp. She lived for two days.  Hock, who lives in Riverdale, does not hold any midwife license in Nebraska.

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