August 19, 2005

Newborn Found in Wal-Mart Bathroom (UPDATED)

This leaves me speechless:

MACON, Ga. -- A woman could face charges after her full-term baby was found in a Wal-Mart bathroom toilet, covered in trash and toilet paper.

The newborn girl was found Sunday afternoon by three Wal-Mart employees. A customer started CPR until a fire department worker arrived and revived the baby, according to a police report.

UPDATE: The baby has died:

A baby girl Bibb County authorities say was born in a Macon Wal-Mart bathroom Sunday died today after more than five days on life support.

Charges against the infant's mother, Amy Dianne Shorter, 26, held in the county jail for aggravated assault and first degree child cruelty, will be upgraded to murder, said Bibb Sheriff's spokesman Capt. David Davis.

Posted by Kevin on August, 19 2005 at 05:27 PM