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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A Maryland mother who suffocated her two children to death was sentenced to 45 years in prison Wednesday.
26-year-old Sonya Spoon put plastic bags over the heads of her children; 22-month-old son Ayden and 3-year-old daughter Kayla, and sealed them with duct tape before attempting suicide. The killings occurred in September 2014, barely a week after she was hospitalized and for an emergency mental health evaluation and released, according to The Washington Post.
Pavi Spoon, Sonya’s adoptive mother, said her daughter has long suffered from mental illness, despite never being officially diagnosed. Abandoned at 4-months-old, she spent three years in a Russian orphanage before being adopted by American parents. She later sustained a traumatic brain injury when she was 18, the result of a car crash. In court, Maryland psychiatrist Susan Fiester said she suffered from attachment disorder and post-partum depression. Fiester believes a custody battle with Kayla’s father
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