Pretrial Judge Considers Internet Search History in Wayne Mother's Murder Trial

Judge will likely make a decision next week, report said.

A Wayne woman accused of killing her newborn baby four years ago is on pretrial, awaiting a trial that is set to start in two weeks, NorthJersey.com reported.

A month after a judge decided that instant messages Keri Berry had sent in 2009 can be used as evidence in the case, prosecutors and Barry’s defense are now arguing over whether or not her online browser and search history can be used in the trial, the report said.

According to the report, Barry, now 26, gave birth at home without seeking medical attention in December 2009. 

After her family took her to the doctor and allowed for a search of her home, investigators found a male baby’s body wrapped in a garbage bag outside her home, the report said.

Barry initially told cops she believed the baby was a stillborn, but prosecutors say she had done previous online research about stillbirths, NorthJersey.com reported.

Superior Court Judge Raymond Reddin will likely rule on whether or not the search history will be allowed when the trial continues next week. 


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