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Mom arrested for dumping baby in snow

March 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A Minneapolis woman was behind bars, accused of dumping her baby in a snowbank and leaving her there.

Witnesses said Ashley Couch dropped the 3-week-old baby girl in the snow on the side of a road and walked away.

The temperature outside was just 12 degrees and the baby was only wearing a T-shirt and was covered in a blanket. People who saw it all happen, ran to the baby and then followed Couch until police arrived to arrest her.

The baby suffered hypothermia and was placed in a stabilization room to raise her body temperature. When her condition improves she'll be placed in protective custody.