Woman Charged With Murdering Infant Daughter

A 33-year-old Anchorage woman has been accused of suffocating her three-week-old infant with a plastic bag.  33 year old Sarah Bentley Johnson has been charged with first-degree murder in the infant’s August 5 death. She made her first court appearance in Anchorage Wednesday.

According to the Anchorage Daily News, Johnson told family members she had been feeling overwhelmed since the baby was born and confessed to killing her daughter. Johnson initially told police the girl died in her sleep. She was arrested Tuesday.

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