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Woman accused of smothering her baby challenging extradition back to Butte

Posted at 9:06 AM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 11:06:38-05

A former Butte woman accused of smothering her baby to death is fighting her extradition back to Butte.

Audria Nickerson was arrested in Maine last month on a charge of negligent homicide after she fell asleep on her 5-month-old daughter while parked near the police station in Butte on Sept. 25.

She is challenging her extradition back to Butte, and law enforcement will seek a governor’s warrant to secure her return next month. She remains jailed in Maine.