A New Brunswick woman who was charged after a newborn's body was found in a snowbank nearly five years ago has elected to be tried by judge alone in the Court of Queen's Bench.

Christine Wood, 30, is facing three charges in connection with the case, including attempted murder. She is also charged with concealing the body of a child and causing an indignity to a human body or human remains.

Wood was not in court on Tuesday, but lawyer Scott Fowler said after the proceeding that he elected the trial mode on his client's behalf.


Christine Wood did not appear in court on Tuesday, but a lawyer entered not guilty pleas on her behalf. (CBC)

The newborn's body was discovered along Taylor Road on April 4, 2009.

The anonymous baby became known as Baby Taylor and the community rallied around him, holding a funeral service for him that was attended by 200 people.

RCMP allege Wood disposed of the dead body of her baby with the intent to hide the fact she had given birth to him.

The case will return to court on Feb. 25 to set a date for a preliminary hearing.


  • A previous version said Christine Wood entered not guilty pleas. She did not enter pleas on Feb. 11.
    Feb 11, 2014 3:07 PM AT
With files from the Canadian Press