Newborn found alive inside SC trash can, mom arrested

Sharon Ferguson in 2011. (Source: Greenville PD)

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

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