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Mom accused of leaving baby in dumpster

August 18, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
An Orange County woman is in custody Monday, accused of leaving her newborn daughter in the trash.Sheriff's investigators say an 11-year-old girl found the baby in a trash bin near a Laguna Niguel apartment complex Saturday.

The child is reportedly in good condition at a local hospital. Authorities believe the baby had been born just hours before she was left in the bin and that she had only been in there about 15 minutes.

The mother, 38-year-old Shawn Sepulveda, is facing charges of attempted murder and child endangerment. Her other two children have been placed in protective custody.

 

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