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Amsterdam native accused of killing newborn in Louisiana

Franklin D. Finney Jr.
Franklin D. Finney Jr.
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Louisiana police say an Amsterdam, N.Y., native has admitted he smothered his newborn daughter to death. Franklin D. Finney Jr., 23, who moved to Louisiana in 2012, admitted to police in the city of Walker that he placed his hand over 3-week-old Raelynn Finney’s face April 19 because she was crying, Walker Police Capt. John Sharp told The Daily Gazette Wednesday. “He took the child to the bedroom to put her down for a nap ...

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