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

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