10/05/2012 05:48 EDT | Updated 12/05/2012 05:12 EST

Meredith Katharine Borowiec: Calgary Mom Accused Of Dumping Baby In Dumpster And Killing Two Newborns Pleads Not Guilty

CALGARY - A Calgary woman accused of killing two of her newborn babies and trying to kill a third is to go to trial next March.

Meredith Katharine Borowiec (BOHR'-oh-wick) was initially charged with attempted murder after a baby boy was found crying in a dumpster in October 2010.

A few months later, police laid two second-degree murder charges against Borowiec.

They believe she gave birth sometime in 2008 and again in 2009, and that both babies died shortly after being born.

Boroweic has pleaded not guilty.

The six-week trial in front of a judge and jury is to begin March 25.

The story of the baby found in the dumpster was gripping because the baby's father played a part in the rescue, apparently not knowing that the child was his.

The father, who told police he didn't know his girlfriend was pregnant, was on his way home when he and other passersby heard crying coming from the trash bin.

They jumped in and found the infant in a garbage bag.

Police and EMS workers were called and the baby was taken to hospital.

The child has recovered and is healthy.

(CHQR, The Canadian Press)

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