Mom Of Baby Found In Dumpster Makes First Appearance

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

An Emporia woman accused of leaving her newborn son in a trash dumpster made her first appearance in court this afternoon, where she waived the reading of rights and charges.

The judge set her bond at $250,000 and scheduled her preliminary hearing for December 9th.

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October 25, 2010

An Emporia woman accused of leaving her newborn son in a trash dumpster reportedly told investigators she was scared of what she would have to do as a mom. An Affidavit in the case was released today.

The baby was found in an apartment complex dumpster Friday morning. A maintenance worker who found the child told police he "saw a black trash bag moving."

Medical personnel determined the baby was born within thirty minutes to an hour of being found. The placenta was inside the trash bag with the baby.

The 24-year-old woman went to her job that afternoon where co-workers noticed she "did not look pregnant any longer." Officers were called to the store to observe the woman.

The woman was interviewed by police. Police said the woman admitted to placing the baby in the trash bag, then placing the baby in the dumpster. The woman said she then drove back home to clean up the blood.

The woman told investigators she put the baby in the trash because "she was scared of what she would have to do as a mom." She then stated "I can't be a mom." The woman told officers she does not know who the father is and she was raped. KAKE is not releasing the woman's name because police are investigating whether she was a victim of sexual assault.

Police presenting the case to prosecutors are proposing a criminal charge of Attempted First Degree Murder.


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