A 33-year-old Haitian woman has been charged with attempted murder in the Boston area after she allegedly threw her newborn baby into a trash can during a break from work.
The baby boy was later found by a Good Samaritan.
Marie Merisier of Milton, Massachusetts, was detained Friday and charged with attempted murder and reckless endangerment. She does not speak English.
According to prosecutors from the Suffolk District Attorney's Office, Merisier had been working in the Dorchester home of a 73-year-old man when she went to the bathroom for an extended period of time.
The man told authorities that the woman had asked for a pair of scissors before entering the bathroom, NECN reports. He added that noises could be heard from the bathroom, including that of a baby crying. The woman was inside the bathroom for roughly an hour, the man added.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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Marie Merisier, a 33-year-old Haitian woman living in Milton, Massachusetts, was detained Friday and charged with attempted murder and reckless endangerment
As she came out the bathroom the elderly man 'heard the newborn crying inside' her 'leather bag,' the Boston Herald reports.
The man offered to call Merisier an ambulance but she refused and left the home, prompting him to call 911.
A woman named Silvana Sanchez happened to be walking by Pat's Pizza - roughly 200ft from the apartment - when she heard the baby's cries coming from a trash barrel. She immediately flagged for EMS, who discovered the baby in a double-knotted plastic bag.
The small boy was immediately rushed to a hospital for treatment and is said to be in good condition. He has been placed in a temporary foster home under the direction and watch of the state Department of Children and Families.