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UPDATE: Couple arraigned for baby's death

Samantha Smith (Courtesy Clermont County Sheriff's Office) Samantha Smith (Courtesy Clermont County Sheriff's Office)
John Foster (Courtesy Clermont County Sheriff's Office) John Foster (Courtesy Clermont County Sheriff's Office)

MILFORD, OH (FOX19) - A Milford couple has been indicted for the death of their 11-day-old child.

A Clermont County grand jury indicted John Foster, 26, and Samantha Smith, 25, each on charges of involuntary manslaughter and one count of child endangering.

The couple was arraigned on Friday. Bond was set at $200,000 each. They will be in court again on March 25.

Investigators say their daughter, Caroline, died in December 2008 of blunt force trauma. It was first thought the infant suffered from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but further investigation revealed foul play.

In court on Friday, prosecutors say Smith admitted in a suicide note that she squeezed the baby in the stomach. The couple also admitted to not taking the infant to the doctor a few days prior to her death.

They each face 23 years in prison if convicted.

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