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Father Pleads Not Guilty in Killing of Surrogate Son

<i> Reuters</i>

A 26-year-old unmarried financial analyst who paid $30,000 for a surrogate to bear him a child pleaded innocent Monday to a charge of killing the 5-week-old boy.

James Austin was ordered held for trial.

Austin, of Bethlehem, paid $30,000 to the Infertility Center of America in Indianapolis to arrange for a surrogate mother to bear the child, who died Jan. 17, nine days after being taken to a Philadelphia hospital with severe head injuries.


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