At 17, Beecroft was accused of stabbing the child more than 100 times and throwing the girl in a trashcan. She was tried as an adult and sentenced to life in prison without parole on the first-degree premeditated murder charge.
Judge John Hoffman can take all the time he needs to reach a verdict following the July trial—Beecroft, 24, waived her right to a ruling within seven days and waived her right to a jury trial, the Liz Mohr story in the Pioneer Press says.
Her defense has centered on her claim that the baby was stillborn. In lieu of verbal closing arguments, attorneys on Tuesday submitted written arguments and proposed court findings. Hoffman will use those in consideration of a verdict.