Police: Mother charged with attempted murder after leaving newborn in trash can

Published: Jul. 18, 2020 at 3:41 PM EDT
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A mother is facing charges of attempted first degree murder after leaving her new born baby in a trash can.

The Wilmington Police Department charged Maryuri Calix-Macedo, 21, after the baby was found on Fairview Drive on Thursday afternoon.

Police say that a person who was walking her dog in the area heard the baby crying and called 911.

Calix-Macedo was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center to be assessed, and is now being held at the New Hanover County Jail under $800,000 bond.

Police say the case is still under investigation.

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