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    “UA sophomore gives birth in dorm, faces attempted murder charge”

    Sarah Tatum
    Sarah Tatum

    A UA student was taken into custody and is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder and child abuse after she gave birth to a male infant in Sonora residence hall sometime before 5:40 p.m. on Feb. 23, police said.

    Sarah Tatum, 19, a pre-business sophomore, was arrested after she was released from University Medical Center around 11:00 a.m. and was booked into Pima County Jail at 12:13 p.m., said UAPD Operations Support Commander Kevin Haywood.

    “”On their arrival they found that a female had given birth to a child,”” Haywood said. “”Tucson Fire (Department) was on scene and provided her evaluation and treatment and transported (her) to a medical facility for further evaluation.””

    He said there were no further details involving the case as it is currently under investigation.

    “”Right now the case is still under investigation and we are not commenting on any specifics of the investigation until such time that it is complete,”” Haywood said. “”We don’t want to ruin our investigation or cause certain things to happen that would influence things that we’re still following up on.””

    For complete coverage, including eyewitness accounts from inside the residence hall, be sure to pick up tomorrow’s Arizona Daily Wildcat.

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