Alexandra Eckersley gave birth to a son on Dec. 26 in the woods
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Jury selection has been scheduled for January in the case of the daughter of MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley who gave birth in the woods in New Hampshire in subfreezing temperatures. Alexandra Eckersley gave birth to a son on Dec. 26 in the woods in Manchester, who was left alone in a tent for more than an hour before police officers found him, authorities said. They accused her of abandoning her child without heat or proper clothing. Her lawyer said the 26-year-old Eckersley didn’t know she was pregnant, gave birth alone, called 911, and led police to the baby. She said Eckersley suffered medical complications. She pleaded not guilty to charges of assault, reckless conduct, and falsifying physical evidence. Since then, she finished rehabilitation programs, is sober, and sees her son twice a week, her lawyer said.