A Granger woman charged in the death of her newborn appeared in a St. Joseph County courtroom this morning. The court is happy she completed all steps when leaving for a wedding party in Chicago, with the judge saying she complied with the court order and returned before deadline. 

The original order now goes into effect, with 32-year-old Purvi Patel continuing her GPS monitoring. But her attorney wants the GPS monitoring removed because she's done everything the court has ordered her to do. The attorney wants the judge to allow Patel to travel to Michigan and Illinois because she has business there, while still keeping in touch with staff and following the guidelines.

Patel is charged with felony neglect of a dependent resulting in death. In July, an infant was found in a dumpster behind Moe's Southwest Grill in Mishawaka – a business her family owns.

Investigators say she took drugs she got from Hong Kong to force her body to have an abortion.

She was released on $10,000 bond after police arrested her.

Stipulations of her release include wearing a GPS monitoring device, surrendering her passport, and staying in St. Joseph County.

Last month a judge ruled Patel could attend her brother's wedding in Chicago.

The the GPS monitoring issue will be discussed when they meet again on October 10, which is the plea deadline day.

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