Police: Mother charged with attempted murder after baby found in plastic container

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – Police have charged a juvenile mother with attempted murder after they found her baby in a plastic container.

Police responded to the 2000 block of Harrison Avenue NW, on January 5 at 9:22 a.m, to investigate a ‘suspicious circumstance’ call involving a newborn child.

Officers were told that the mother of a newborn baby had recently given birth to the child at her home.

Officers say they spoke with her and after initial denials about the newborn infant, an officer heard the baby in the room.

An officer found the infant inside of a closed plastic container, then handed the baby to medical personnel on scene.

Both the infant and the mother were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Detectives obtained petitions charging the juvenile mother with attempted murder, aggravated malicious wounding, and felony child neglect.

On January 7, the mother was taken to Coynter Springs Detention Center.

WSLS 10 may allow you to upload, post, transmit or otherwise provide content to WSLS 10, including, but not limited to, photos, video, audio, comments, articles, blogs, forums and any other such communication in which you provide content to the Web site ("User Content"). You agree that you are solely responsible for your communications and any content you provide. Read full terms and conditions of use by clicking here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s