NEW YORK — An 18-year-old mother is being accused of throwing her newborn down a garbage chute in a New York City housing project.
Police say Laquasia Wright of Brooklyn was arrested Sunday on charges of attempted murder and endangering the welfare of a child. It wasn’t clear if she had a lawyer.
A building superintendent at the Walt Whitman Houses in Brooklyn heard a baby’s cries coming from inside a plastic trash bag Sunday morning. The trash bag was attached to a compactor chute.
Police tell the Daily News it is unclear how far down the garbage chute the baby fell. The trash may have broken his fall.
The newborn was rushed to Brooklyn Hospital and is listed in stable condition.
These stories are really sad! How is she going to feel as she watches this child grow up, knowing she tried to kill him/her? He or she will know about this ordeal. Thank goodness the baby survived.