A judge in Nevada has ruled that the case of a Las Vegas-area teen accused of smothering her newborn son can go to trial.
Justice Court Chief Judge Rodney Burr ruled Tuesday there was enough evidence against 19-year-old Carmela Camero for a trial to proceed on the murder charge.
The Henderson teen told police that she gave birth in a bathtub in her home on Aug. 23. She said the baby started coughing later that day and she became worried her mother would find out about the infant.
Camero is accused of pressing the baby's face against her breast and holding him there until he stopped breathing.
Police say Camero also left the body of a stillborn daughter in a Las Vegas trash bin in 2006.
Camero was 16 at the time, and was not charged.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com