US woman who put dead son in suitcase jailed for 10 years

A woman who left her newborn son alone for about two weeks to die, then put his body in a suitcase and placed it in a ditch near her North Dakota home, was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison. Dana Deegan, 35, pleaded guilty in December to a charge of second-degree murder. She admitted abandoning her son shortly after giving birth in 1998, then putting his body in a suitcase and leaving it in a ditch. Authorities said the child died of starvation and dehydration.