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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