A Louisiana woman has been arrested after she gave birth to a baby girl in a Wal-Mart restroom and threw the newborn into a trashcan.
WBRZ reported that Kyandrea Thomas was arrested on Christmas Eve at Lane Memorial Hospital, where she checked herself in post delivery of the newborn.
According to initial reports, the infant was found in the retail store’s bathroom trash can at approximately 8 p.m. on December 23rd.
The baby was unresponsive when they found her. Emergency responders performed CPR before transporting her to a nearby hospital. The infant was estimated to be about six hours old when she was found.
The infant was later said to be in stable but critical condition and was transported to another hospital via helicopter.
New Roads Police Lt. Shael Stringer told WBRZ, “There are places all over where a person can bring a baby. They can drop them off at the hospital, they can drop them off at the police department… It’s hard when people have resources in these circumstances and they choose to have the baby and leave it in the bathroom of Walmart.”
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