Rubbish heap breaks newborn's fall

2011-05-23 22:06

New York - Investigators say a newborn baby tossed down a New York City housing project's trash chute survived the eight-story fall because he landed on a pile of rubbish and the compactor was jammed.

A maintenance worker heard the baby's cries coming from the rubbish compactor in the Walt Whitman Houses in Brooklyn on Sunday morning.

The baby was taken to Brooklyn Hospital, where he remains in stable condition.

His 18-year-old mother has been arrested on charges of attempted murder and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say they believe she gave birth shortly before tossing the baby.

She was being treated at Brooklyn Hospital on Monday.

  • J V - 2011-05-23 22:45

    Stupid bitch! She should be sterelized and not be allowed to have any more childred!

  • V4Vendetta - 2011-05-24 00:23

    throw the 'mom' out of the same apartment's window. if she survives, let her be. if she dies, just deserved.

  • Andries Dutchy - 2011-05-24 07:32

    shows what a "human" life is worth these days....rubbish!

      The All Seeing Eye - 2011-05-24 14:48

      Whats the diffrence between a abortion and a new born? A couple of months? Scary!!!!

  • StJohn - 2011-05-24 08:19

    :( I don't understand this. If you don't want your baby (and I know there are people out there who don't and I'm not going to make a judgment call on that), then take it to a hospital or church or welfare agency and give it up! No-one will take you to task and I'm sure in the USA there are also places that have the "hole in the wall" where you can simply place the baby, ring a bell, and run away. This is so sad - poor innocent baby. BUT at least it survived, against the odds.

  • Colin - 2011-05-24 08:32

    This kind of story just makes me shake my head and wonder if there is ANY hope for the human species. This girl, who had more than adequate access to abortion clinics, chose to carry this child for 9 months.... Then try and dispose of it??? We are the most destructive unappreciative species on the planet

  • Telara - 2011-05-24 08:41

    And that's why women should retain the right to access an abortion so unwanted children are not tossed out like this once they're born.

      LindiBleu - 2011-05-24 08:42

      n it will be men crying foul on your statement.

      JMan - 2011-05-24 09:17

      @ Lindibleu Not necessarily... I think that under *CERTAIN* circumstances, abortion can be justified.

      daaivark - 2011-05-24 10:54

      @ Lindibleu. That is a completely unwarranted sexist statement. What evidence has ever been presented to indicate that men are generally either for or against abortion? What are you trying to achieve with your comment. I am male and I support the rights of women to determine their own futures, to have abortions if their circumstances so demand, to manage their own lives. I know many men who share these views. Your comment is just silly.

  • LindiBleu - 2011-05-24 08:43

    women like these should be sterilised.

  • Big 5 - 2011-05-24 09:03

    Crazy, ungrateful Bit*h... So many women would love to have kids of their own but can't...

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