Mom arraigned for throwing newborn down trash chute

The mother accused of putting her newborn in a plastic bag and tossing him down a trash chute was arraigned last night.Laquasia Wright, 18, has

BROOKLYN - The mother accused of putting her newborn in a plastic bag and tossing him down a trash chute was arraigned last night.

Laquasia Wright, 18, has been charged with attempted murder, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment.

Police found the newborn boy in a pile of trash outside the home after a maintenance worker heard the baby's cries coming from thecompactor in the Walt Whitman Houses in Brooklyn on Sundaymorning.

The baby was taken to Brooklyn Hospital, where he remains instable condition.

Police: Infant survives toss down BK trash chute

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Officials responded to a report of an assault 1 Police: Man fatally stabbed in East New York
2 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 19
Police shot and killed a man who they 3 Police shoot, kill robbery suspect on Star Street
For the second straight season, Lincoln High School 4 VIDEO: Lincoln wins PSAL Borough Championship
Some Bay Ridge residents say they're tired of 5 CB6 wants 2-way toll on Verrazano Bridge

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE