An 8-month-old baby is recovering and a 24-year-old woman is under arrest after a horrifying discovery was made in New Haven, Connecticut.
Monday afternoon, a maintenance worker found a baby inside a dumpster at the Presidential Gardens apartment complex and quickly contacted the police.
Within an hour and a half, police located the child’s mother, and they determined the child’s alleged babysitter, Andiana Velez, 24, was responsible for dumping the child.
“Total disbelief that someone could put a baby in a dumpster with burnt hands and just leave them. I’m glad the person that found him or her was there and did the right thing. I’m just so devastated right now,” a woman told WTNH.
Police arrested and charged Velez with risk of injury to a child, assault second degree, and reckless endangerment first degree.
They also believe she was responsible for assaulting the child’s 21-year-old mother.
While the 8-month-old is recovering in the hospital, police are investigating how the child was injured.
How horrible! Whenever I see stories like this it breaks my heart that there are people out there who could do such a terrible thing to a defenseless child.
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