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Broward woman whose baby was buried back in custody


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HALLANDALE BEACH – A Broward County woman whose baby was found buried in a backyard is back in custody, a day after being released from jail.

Prosecutors had reduced the charges against 22-year-old Brittney Sierra from a second-degree felony to child neglect, clearing her release to give birth to another child. She was placed on house arrest on Monday and ordered to live with a caretaker who now says she doesn’t want Sierra in her home.

Sierra was returned today to the custody of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. She’s expected to remain at a local hospital until her due date later this month.

Authorities say her 5-month-old son found buried in the backyard in Jan. had died as a result of homicide. The parents have blamed each other to police.

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