Baby death case mother flies home

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The British woman caught trying to smuggle the body of her dead baby out of the United States flew home yesterday. Caroline Beale, 32, was driven from Gatwick airport to a London hospital where she will receive a year's psychiatric treatment as part of the sentence imposed by a New York court on Monday.

Her return ends an 18-month ordeal which began when she was arrested at Kennedy Airport in September 1994 and charged with murder after her baby girl's body was found in a plastic bag under her coat. After eight months in jail and a further 10 months of legal wran- gling she admitted manslaughter in a plea bargain.

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