Dumped baby: accused mom in court

2015-06-09 10:02
Sergeant Nolan Wallace comforts the ice-cold but crying baby girl as he carries her from the pit latrine.

Sergeant Nolan Wallace comforts the ice-cold but crying baby girl as he carries her from the pit latrine. (Supplied)

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Pietermaritzburg - A 29-year-old woman appeared briefly in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday charged with throwing a newborn baby into a pit toilet at Elandskop at the weekend.

The baby girl was recovered from the pit by a local police team on Saturday after residents heard the baby crying.

The newborn was taken to Grey’s Hospital.

The woman, who allegedly dumped the baby in the toilet and is not being named to protect the identity of the baby, appeared briefly in court and asked for a legal aid representative to be appointed to assist her.

She is facing a charge of attempted murder.

The court was told that at this stage the state was opposed to her release on bail and the case was postponed to June 15 for a possible bail application.

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