A 26-year-old woman has apologized for the death of her newborn son whom she stuffed into a plastic bag after giving birth to him at her suburban Detroit workplace.

Kimberly Pappas was sentenced Monday in a Detroit courtroom to 9 to 20 years in prison. The Wyandotte woman earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder under an agreement with prosecutors.

She told the court she couldn't put into words her pain and regret.

Police say the baby was discovered on March 31 at Pappas' desk after his birth in the restroom of business in Wayne County's Redford Township.

An autopsy determined the infant lived for 20 to 30 minutes and died of suffocation. His death was ruled a homicide.

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