17-Year-Old Mom Charged After Neighbor Finds Baby Abandoned In Plastic Bag For 3 Days

Police arrested a New York state teenager on charges that she left her baby abandoned in a trash bag for three days before she was found, USA Today reported.

Harriette M. Hoyt, 17, was charged with second-degree attempted murder after neighbors discovered the child, who was between 8 months and 2 years old, according to differing reports.

Reportedly, they heard something that they initially believed was an animal crying behind a block of clapboard houses. At about 1 pm on Tuesday, they discovered that the noise was coming from a baby girl with feet sticking out of a white garbage bag.

“Her legs were just dangling in the bag. Her head was in the bag. Her whole head was covered all the way down. I tore it,” said the neighbor who rescued the girl, Kayla Seals, to WENY-TV

“I picked her up. I took her in the bathroom,” Seals said to

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