Mom Busted After Dumping Newborn in Stadium Toilet

Shivering, wet baby found gasping for air
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 9, 2011 4:58 AM CST
No way to treat a baby.   (?dno1967b)

(Newser) – A South Carolina mom has been busted after she gave birth in a stadium bathroom in the middle of a circus performance, then stuffed the newborn boy in the toilet, according to cops. The shivering baby was found gasping for breath some 90 minutes later by cleaning staff credited with saving his life. The 25-year-old married mom, who also has a 4-year-old child and no criminal record, was arrested when she appeared with family members at a police station house.

She has been charged with two counts of felony child abuse and unlawful neglect of a child, and could get 50 years in prison if convicted. "The family is very cooperative," a police spokesman told ABC News. "Their concern is the safety of the child." The baby is in good condition.

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