I don't know what's going on in Maryland, but from what I read in relation to the story above, this dumping baby thing has become somewhat of a new phenomenon. Sure people dump babies and yes it is sad. But this one here takes the cake. Lets just say that she won't win the Mother of the Year award; at least not for this year:
CAMBRIDGE, Md. (WJZ) ―It's a case both disturbing and bizarre.
A woman gives birth inside a Port-a-Potty, and leaves the baby in there.
It happened in a park in Cambridge, Dorchester County.
Mike Hellgren reports this is the latest in a number of cases of infant abandonment in Maryland.
A trail of blood surrounds the scene of what many call a sad and shocking crime.
"She walked around the port-a-potty and we noticed she was covered in, at the time I didn't know it was blood," says John Lednum.
Forty-four year old Candy Michelle Vignari had just given birth inside a port-a-potty.
According to charging documents, a witness called 911 Monday morning after Vignari asked for a cigarette, then said she just had a baby and the baby was in the toilet.
"Basically I think that the only thing that really saved the baby was the amount of trash and everything else that was in the actual port-a-potty which is probably one of the things that saved the baby from drowning," said another eyewitness.
"Right as the cops had pulled up I had seen her go back into the port-a-potty real quick grabbed a towel at the time I didn't know what it was and then she comes over to the cops and the cops grabbed the baby," adds Lednum.
Police believe Vignari planned to abandon the child.
Just this past March, two fishermen found an infant's body stuffed inside a bag left floating in a lake in Prince George's County.
Last October a baby's body was found in a trash bin behind a church in Charles Village.
Police later charged the mother with murder.
And in 2007, a former Villa Julie College student was convicted of murder for leaving her newborn in a storm drain.
She's now serving a twenty-year prison sentence.
Vignari was released from jail and is charged with child abuse and reckless endangerment.
The baby is listed in stable condition at a hospital in Easton.
Now when I first saw this clip above I thought this was a stunt pulled by some teenager. A teen who was fearful in a "Brenda's Got a Baby" sorta way. But then I saw where this woman was 44yrs old and I was stunned. I'd love to know what's going on in her life. I'd like to know what motivates a grown woman to do such a thing to a child. I can't come up with anything; can you?