Greenville mother indicted in Bi-Lo baby case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A mother accused of abandoning her newborn infant in the toilet of a South Carolina sports arena has been indicted.

Prosecutors say the Greenville County Grand Jury indicted 25-year-old Jessica Blackham on charges of unlawful conduct toward a child and infliction of great bodily injury to a child.

Blackham was arrested in February 2011 after two workers at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville found a newborn baby boy up to his neck in toilet water and called 911.

The 6-pound baby survived and was placed in foster care. Blackham was arrested, and her parents told a judge she did not know she was pregnant and didn't remember giving birth.

Blackham also has another child.

No trial date has been set.

(Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.)

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