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Cobb prosecutors said at an August 2018 bond hearing that the baby's father told police about the newborn's death. Officers on June 25 went to Sautter's Mableton home, but she did not let them in, prosecutors said.
Cops returned with a search warrant, but prosecutors said Sautter and the baby’s body were not there. The newborn’s remains were later found in a freezer at an automotive shop, the prosecution said.
An initial autopsy performed by the Cobb Medical Examiner’s Office was not able to determine how the baby died or if he was alive when he was born.
Cobb Magistrate Court Judge Gerald Moore granted Sautter a $30,000 bond. She was also ordered to undergo a mental evaluation. Sautter, who was 43 at the time of her arrest, was also prevented from having contact with children age 16 and younger.
Marietta attorney Grady Moore, who is representing Sautter, said he and his client “forward to resolving all these issues in Superior Court.”
“As we are in the early stages of litigation and are still gathering information, there is no further comment I can make at this time,” he said.
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