Mother Charged With Attempted Murder for Allegedly Putting Newborn in Clothes Dryer

Mother Charged With Attempted Murder for Allegedly Putting Newborn in Clothes Dryer

September 6, 2012 Updated Sep 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM CST

A shocking story from Virginia.

According to the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, a 39-year-old Virginia woman has been charged with attempted murder and felony child neglect for allegedly putting her newborn in a plastic bag and inside a clothes dryer after giving birth at her home in late-August.

The baby was found alive inside the dryer by the woman's husband, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch report, and is now in the custody of state child protective services.

Read the Richmond Times-Dispatch report HERE.

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