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Florida woman arrested after police say she gave birth to baby while smoking crack

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Posted at 11:20 AM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-27 11:48:40-04

A Tampa Bay-area woman is in jail after police say she gave birth to a child at her home while smoking crack-cocaine.

Arrest records show 24-year-old Katrina Kegelman of Clearwater, Fla., now faces a child neglect charge.

The report shows she gave birth to the child on Sunday on a back patio and originally thought the baby was stillborn, prompting her to throw the baby into some bushes near her home.

Officials say the baby survived and is now at a hospital.

Kegelman was also taken to a hospital after giving birth and was arrested Wednesday after admitting to the incident.

Records show she bonded out of jail early Thursday morning.