Newborn hurt in 2-story fall mother accused

January 15, 1995|By Glenn Small | Glenn Small,Sun Staff Writer

An newborn girl was hospitalized with skull fractures in Annapolis last night after, Anne Arundel County police said, she was tossed out a second-story apartment window with some of her umbilical cord still attached.

The infant's mother, a 17-year-old Severn girl, was to be charged with attempted murder and child abuse once she is released from Anne Arundel Medical Center, police said late last night.

Neighborhood children found the infant crying yesterday afternoon between two apartment buildings in the Meade Village apartments, said Officer Randy Bell, a police spokesman.

He said the child's fall apparently was broken when she landed on "some soft dirt."

The child suffered skull fractures and was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where she was listed in stable condition last night.

The mother, whose identity was not immediately released, also was taken to the hospital for observation to ensure that she didn't suffer any problems from the childbirth, police said.

Officer Bell said that after she is released from the hospital, the mother will be charged as an adult with attempted murder and child abuse.

The naked infant apparently was found within an hour of its birth.

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