An attempted murder charge has been laid against a Riverview woman in connection with the discovery of a newborn baby's body in a snowbank on a desolate stretch of dirt road in 2009.
Christine Wood, 30, was already facing charges of concealing the body of a child and causing an indignity to a dead human body or human remains.
The new charge of attempted murder was laid in provincial court in Moncton on Wednesday as Wood sat quietly.
It's alleged to have occurred on or about Dec. 13, 2008.
RCMP allege Wood disposed of the dead body of her baby with the intent to hide the fact she had given birth to him.
In a statement, the RCMP said "The evidence and reasons behind the charge will come out during the court process."
The newborn's body was discovered along Taylor Road on April 4, 2009.
The baby became known as Baby Taylor and the community held a funeral service.
Wood was first charged in connection with the case in May 2013.
Her lawyer requested an adjournment Wednesday to deal with the new charge.
Wood is scheduled to be back in court on Feb. 11.