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Pretrial Program for NJ Couple in Stillborn Disposal Case

A New Jersey couple who allegedly disposed of their stillborn baby in the garbage have been allowed to enter a pretrial intervention program.

Erin Dougherty and Daniel Aratow (Morris County Prosecutor's Office)

Morris County prosecutors had charged 25-year-old Erin Dougherty and her 31-year-old boyfriend, Daniel Aratow, with unlawful disposal of medical waste in May. The charges will now be dismissed if they successfully complete the program.

Authorities say Dougherty was approximately 25 weeks pregnant when she suffered a stillborn birth on May 6 and the baby was discarded in a trash receptacle outside their East Hanover home.

The trash was picked up on May 7 and the rubbish was taken to a Pennsylvania landfill.

Dougherty and Aratow were approved for the PTI program on Tuesday. Aratow, though, will also have to perform 25 hours of community service.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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