Oregon woman found not guilty of smothering baby

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A Lane County jury took less than two hours to find a Springfield woman not guilty of smothering her newborn child.

Angelica Swartout testified that she faked her pregnancy and never had a baby.

The state found no child's remains. The Register-Guard reports the jury of seven women and five men returned their not guilty verdict Thursday in Swartout's second trial.

It was a markedly different outcome from Swartout's first trial, which ended with a hung jury in February. Jury members told the newspaper after her first trial that they were one vote shy of the unanimous guilty vote needed for a murder conviction.

Swartout recanted a confession and says she made up a story about being pregnant to get attention from her family.