Missouri woman who left newborn under a tree faces sentencing

Sentencing is scheduled for Thursday for a St. Louis County mother who abandoned her newborn child under a tree.

KSDK-TV reports that a St. Louis County judge will sentence 21-year-old Kaitlin Norton. She pleaded guilty in May to child endangerment.

Norton was arrested in February 2012 after giving birth to the boy at her boyfriend's home, then putting the infant under a tree in front of a home in Ellisville.

A woman walking by saw what she thought was a litter of puppies and investigated. She found the child wrapped in a blanket.