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Couple drowned newborn baby to keep her from crying, cops say

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A man and a woman in Iowa are in custody facing murder charges after they allegedly drowned their newborn baby girl because they feared the baby's cries would raise the suspicions of their neighbors.

According to reports, 24-year-old Taylor Blaha discovered she was pregnant back in April, but did not want the child. She and her partner, 31-year-old Brandon Thoma, already had a 2-year-old-son, so they initially determined that they would give the baby to Blaha's sister to raise after it was born. Unfortunately, when the time came, the couple changed their plans, reports say.

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