On Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, the parent of a baby girl who was discovered buried alive in Compton, California last month, is now facing charges of child endangerment and attempted murder. According to Eyewitness News, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office indicated that the mother, Porche Laronda Washington was arrested on Thursday, and is being held at the Century Regional Detention Facility, on a $500,000 bond.
Investigators with the Special Victims Bureau report that Washington did not want others to know she had delivered a baby or that she was pregnant. Just one day after the mother and child were released from a local hospital, Washington allegedly buried the baby in a shallow hole near a bike path. Fortunately on Nov. 27, two women could hear what they believed was a baby’s cry and called 911. The deputies responding to the call recovered the child, who was just a few days old, from under pieces of asphalt and rubble. The child remains in the hospital and is in good condition.
At the time of this report, Washington was scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon. Los Angeles County authorities urge mothers in a desperate situation to surrender their child or children to a local hospital, or fire station with no questions asked. However, since Washington instead chose to bury her baby alive, she is now facing attempted murder and child endangerment charges.
By Jireh Gibson
EYEWITNESS NEWS: MOTHER OF NEWBORN FOUND BURIED ALIVE IN COMPTON BOOKED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER
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