Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

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Posted: Aug 27, 2014 2:11 AM
Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Charging documents show a Utah woman accused of dumping her newborn in a neighbor's trash says she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy.

A probable cause statement released late Tuesday shows 23-year-old Alicia Marie Englert told police she hoped the baby girl would die and solve her problems.

Englert was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of attempted murder.

The baby girl was in critical condition.

The baby was born a day before Englert put her in an outside trash can. Englert told police the baby had not received any medical care or food.

Utah state law allows mothers to drop off newborns at hospitals without consequences.