Newborn found alive inside SC trash can, mom arrested

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Sharon Ferguson in 2011. (Source: Greenville PD)

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A woman has been charged after her newborn baby boy was found in a trash can outside a Greenville, S.C. home on Monday, according to Fox Carolina.

Greenville police said a homeowner was checking on a house on Chaney Street when he noticed a trail of blood leading to a trash can.

It was reported that the man found the newborn wrapped in a plastic grocery bag, pink blanket and bloody towels.

The baby was still alive, but he was in critical condition.

Police said they did not know how long the child had been there.

The baby’s mother, Sharon Ferguson, 28, was located and charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person.

Her bond was set at $125,000.

The baby is in stable condition at this time, officials told Fox Carolina Monday night.

Source: Fox Carolina


    • FaithC

      I see my sad sorry stalker is awake at the wee hours in the morning. He stays up to post under my name before I can. Now that is a sorry life.

      Why did this woman not just leave the baby at a fire station, church, or anywhere safe. Do people know this is an option?
      She is a sick sorry person.

      • FaithC

        I see BOTH of my sad stalker friends are at it again making moronic posts under my name. And the people of this online community wonder how I am on every post making a comment. I have been heralded as one of the greatest online commenters in the local area but I am not that good!

  • Paula Labrecque

    Why in the world scared individuals don’t hand a baby to even a stranger is be on me. Jesus’ heart must just break in half at this. He loves children so much.

  • Kaye Brundage

    Why oh why are people so selfish and ignorant? A teenager could almost, I said almost, be forgiven for this. But no forgiveness for someone who is 28, and by now knows the proper way to GIVE away, not throw away, a child. Prison is too good.

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