Police in South Florida have arrested the mother of a new born child that was found inside a dustbin.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said they arrested Rafaelle Alessandra Carbalho Sousa, and identified her as the mother’s child. She faces an attempted murder charge.
Officials said two people walking in the Boca Entrada apartment complex near Boca Raton Wednesday morning and heard crying coming from a bin. That’s where they found the baby. The girl was taken to a hospital for evaluation and is expected to survive.
The woman cooperated with police, and confirmed that she indeed carried out the crime. She will be charged with attempted murder. South Florida laws permit people to anonymously drop babies they don’t want in places where they can be found but not in the dustbin.